Be careful of being too careful. The ship that never leaves the harbor never sails to new adventures. Take intelligent, intentional risks for God.

Notes And Next Steps

Nehemiah 2:1-5 + Part 2 of the series “Nehemiah: Rise & Build"

Worse than trying and failing is not trying at all.

“The gracious hand of my God was on me” for “what God had put in my heart to do for Jerusalem” (Nehemiah 2:8,12).

Nehemiah faced fears and failure with passion for God. The king noticed his “sadness of heart” and Nehemiah admits “I was very much afraid” (Nehemiah 2:2).

Nehemiah faced fears and failure with purpose from God. He told the king, “Send me to the city in Judah where my ancestors are buried so that I can rebuild it” (Nehemiah 2:5).

Nehemiah faced fears and failure with prayer to God. “Then I prayed to the God of heaven, and I answered the king” (Nehemiah 2:4,5).



          1. Today we celebrate the Lutheran confirmation of two students, and
          2. Today we welcome the new, founding preschool director of CrossLife Christian Academy.