7o FBC-PALACIOS (AM)
OCTOBER 24, 1982
BUILDING A GREAT CHURCH
itW Build A Great Church-?"
INTRODUCTION: God sent me here to build a great church-To fill up the physical structure
that had been already built--up!
The story of Nehemiah-The walls of Jerusalem had been destroyed by Assyria.
The people of Israel were taken into Babylonian captivity.
Nehemiah was the cupbearer to the king-"literally the drink giver"-This had
to be a trusted person because many times these folks poisoned the king.
1. THE NEED IN OUR CITY DEMANDS A GREAT CHURCH TO EXIST!(1:2-3)
Exp: People were in distress.
Walls of Jerusalem were broken down as well as the gates burned!
Ill: Our city's spiritual condition: In Palacios we have h Anglo and i Hispanic popu-
lation! 80% of the people in Palacios are not in church services today! Basical-
ly an unchurched community!
Morally-Main streets of city exist taverns-no shame!!!Cans in the middle of streets
advertising dances and drinking gatherings! Pornography available when you pay
a cashier! Our city is spiritually sick!
App: The spiritual needs of our city should be met!
The physical needs of ...
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