10 GATES TO GET CLOSE TO GOD
Nehemiah and the people rebuilt 10 city gates. Each of them has a name and a biblical story. Studying them will reveal something about getting close God.
Notes And Next Steps
Nehemiah 3 + Part 4 of the series “Nehemiah: Rise & Build"
The Sheep Gate (3:1). Jesus is “the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world” (John 1:29).
The Fish Gate (3:3). “Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19).
The Old Gate (3:6). “This is what the Lord says: ‘Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls’” (Jeremiah 6:16).
The Valley Gate (3:13). “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time” (1 Peter 5:6).
The Dung Gate (3:14). Valley experiences.
The Fountain Gate (3:15). Baptism.
The Water Gate (3:26). “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled” (Matthew 5:6)
The Horse Gate (3:28). “He judges and wages war” (Revelation 19:11).
The East Gate (3:29). The coming of Jesus.
The Inspection Gate (3:31). “Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world” (Matthew 25:34).
- Rebuilding begins at home. Read Nehemiah 3:10,23,30.
- A picture of Jerusalem during Nehemiah’s time.
- The story of salvation in the Bible begins and ends with a gate. Read Genesis 3:22-24 and Revelation 22:14.