How To Turn Your Problems Into Possibilities
By Adrian Rogers
Be finding please the book of Nehemiah. And we're beginning now a series through this book, I want us to notice what I consider to be the verse that sets the tone for the book in Nehemiah chapter two, and verse twenty. We'll look at that verse and then we'll go back to chapter one, verse one and begin there. But I love this verse, I believe it is so applicable to us today in Nehemiah chapter two and verse twenty. "Then answered I them and said unto them, the God of heaven, he will prosper us, therefore we his servants will arise and build." Don't you like that verse? The God of heaven, he will prosper us, therefore we his servants will arise and build together.
And I want you to look now in Nehemiah chapter one. Our message today is entitled this, HOW TO TURN YOUR PROBLEMS INTO POSSIBILITIES, how to turn your problems into possibilities. Anybody here ever have any problems? oh, you do? Well, wonderful, congratulations, because you see, a problem really is an opportunity in disguise and you need to learn this, that God wants you to see your problems as potentialities and your adversaries really as opportunities. A Christian is not someone who sees a difficulty in every opportunity, but to the contrary, he's one who sees an opportunity in every difficulty. And that's what we're going to learn as we study together the book of Nehemiah under the general heading of Together We Build and today particularly, how to turn your problems into possibilities.
Now, let me give you a clue as we study the book of Nehemiah or study any book of the bible. If you want to understand it and if you want to make the Bible come alive to you, ask these three questions. Number one, what did it mean then? You study it in it's historical setting, what did it mean then? Number two, what does it mean now? Because you see, you have to take it from yesterday and put it into today. What does it mean now? But, ...
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