Series on Nehemiah October 18, 1987
"GOD'S PEOPLE ON MISSION*
I. GOD ALWAYS CALLS A LEADER (2:1-8)
Qualifications for Biblical Leadership:
1. Brokenness (Chapter 1)
2. Burdened (2:2-3)
3. Availability (2:4-5)
4. Authority (2:6)
5. Annointed (2:8b)
Moses, David, Paul
God's calling me to Springdale, Arkansas
All I have ever wanted was to make a difference for Christ.
Broken, burden, available, authority, annointed
II. GOD'S LEADER ISSUES THE CHALLENGE. (2:9-18b)
(2:9) Nehemiah was surrounded with other men to assist him.
(2:11-16) Nehemiah assessed the situation.
(2:17a) Nehemiah proclaims boldly their condition.
(2:17b) Nehemiah challenged the people.
(2:18a) Nehemiah testified to them of God's calling him.
Challenge to our church:
1. Seize all of our opportunities.
2. Undying commitment to the Great Commission
3. Unity in the church.
III. GOD'S PEOPLE JOIN THEIR LEADER ON MISSION. (2:18b)
1. Let's rise and build
2. Want to work
Why did they agree so easily?
1. Knew their condition.
2. Sensed God's hand in it.
3. Know what God wanted.
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