by Jeff Schreve

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Roadblocks to the Will of God (3 of 11)
Series: Arise and Build
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Nehemiah 2:9-20

He was only 5'8" tall, weighed 200 lbs. He was a great football player in high school, but not many colleges really wanted to give him a scholarship, especially D1 schools 'cause they said, "You know, this guy's just… he's just not quite big enough to play on that kind of a level." But one school, Oklahoma State University, gave this guy a shot. In his first 2 years he played behind Thurman Thomas, who ended up being a professional football star for the Buffalo Bills. And so, he didn't get a lot of opportunity to run the ball. But his junior year, he had an incredible year. He rushed for 2628 yards. He had 39 touchman, touchdowns. And in 1988, Barry Sanders won the Heisman Trophy. He went on to NFL stardom with the Detroit Lions, a terrible, horrible organization that always loses. But when Barry got there, they began to win. And anybody that knows football and knows anything about Barry Sanders knows that he had an incredible knack of somehow getting free from the defense and running for positive yardage. Watch the clip (on IMAG). That was Barry Sanders (applause), an incredible player and a guy who loves the Lord and who is a follower of Jesus Christ. But he had the knack of getting away from people.

Now, any running back knows that he job running the football is to advance the ball for the team, to get first downs and to get touchdowns. And he also knows that there are, there's going to be opposition to him. He's not lining up against no other team. The defense is out there. He's got to go through tacklers. He's got to make people miss. He's got to advance the ball into the end zone. That's his job.

Now today, in our series on the book of Nehemiah entitled, "Arise and Build," we're going to look at this subject: "Roadblocks to the Will of God."

Did you know if you determine to do the will of God for your life you're going to face roadblocks ...

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