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Here's a Quarter... (1 of 10)
Series: From Ruin to Renewal
Dr. Jeffery B. Ginn
September 7, 2003
a. Travis Tritt, a country music singer, made popular a phrase. I'll start it. You finish it. "Here's a quarter, ." That's right, "Here's a quarter. Call someone who cares." It celebrates callousness and unconcern. It says, "I don't care and I'm proud of it."
b. If we are to change the world, we've got to care.
c. Nehemiah changed his world. He did so because he cared! He led his nation from ruin to renewal. Nehemiah was a layman! It is a book about achieving the impossible. Overcoming obstacles and opposition. About rising from the ashes.
d. His life challenges us to . . . .
2. CARE ENOUGH TO PROBE (1:1-3)
a. Nehemiah's position (1:1, 11)
i. Cupbearer, comfort, job security. Plenty. Royalty. riches
b. Nehemiah's people (1:2-3)
i. Discomfort, insecurity, poverty
c. What is the condition of our nation?
i. The ACLU defends a display of the crucifix in urine and attacks the Ten Commandments being displayed.
ii. Madonna and Brittney kiss on national T.V.
iii. Abortion on demand.
d. What is the cond ...
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