Overcoming Obstacles In Building A Great Church by Ronnie Floyd

C 8;~ 11-7-82 A.M.
FBC-PALACIOS
"OVERCOMING OBSTACLES IN BUILDING A GREAT CHURCH"
NEHEMIAH 4:1-15
INTRODUCTION: In the life of Jesus he received opposition from without his followers, but
it took opposition from within to put him on the cross.
I. OPPOSITION FROM WITHOUT THE CHURCH.
1. Despise or Scorn (4:1-6)
Exp: "Feeble Jews" (4:2)
"Fox jump on it would crash down" (4:2)
App: Nehemiah just kept building and did not give an ear to the criticism (4:6)
**When people scorn our church, we need to pray for them, and keep working and
winning people to Christ.
2. Force(4:7-8)
Exp: All of the enemies became friends and united in opposition to the wall being built.
App: (4:9) Set up a guard
(4:L7) They worked and was ready for battle
**We need to put on the armour of God, working and carrying the sword of the Spirit.
Pray, watch, work, and war
These two failed-scorn and force, so they tried something else.
3. Crafty schemes(6:1-19)
Exp: Pretense (6:1-4) Friendly meeting, but they were trying to harm him.(Uncompromising
Bluff (6:5-9) Nehemiah was acccussed of organizing a Jewish rebellion. Separation)
Treachery (6:10-14) His proph ...


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