THE NEHEMIAH PLAN: TRUMPETS AND TROWELS
God wants you to get involved in making the impossible possible. That’s what Nehemiah does here. With trumpets and trowels.
Notes And Next Steps
Nehemiah 1:5-11 + Part 4 of the series “Politics Is Driving Me Crazy!"
God wants you to get involved in making the impossible possible.
CrossLife vision is growth that is deep.
CrossLife vision is growth that is wide.
“I confess the sins we [CrossLifers] … have committed against you … We have acted very wickedly toward you. We have not obeyed the commands, decrees and laws you gave.” (Nehemiah 1:6,7)
“Lord, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him.“ (Nehemiah 1:5)
“I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen as a dwelling for my Name.” (Nehemiah 1:9)
- COMMENT: You’re given $1M toward a building project. Would you rather build 1) a ranch house in the hill country, or 2) a beach house on the coast?
- WORD SEARCH: Where do you find humility, passion or courage in Nehemiah’s prayer?
- BIBLE STORY: Recall the fall of Jericho (Joshua 6). Read Nehemiah 4:20 and 1 Thessalonians 4:16. These trumpets inspire emotions, get attention, and rally for battle, but how do they proclaim God’s truth?
- GET PRACTICAL: In Nehemiah 1:9 God tells Moses and Nehemiah that the people outside Jerusalem are “your exiled people.” In Nehemiah 1:10, Nehemiah tells God that they are “your people, whom you redeemed by your great strength and your mighty hand.” How does this apply to evangelism? parenting?
- THE NEHEMIAH PLAN: Trumpets proclaim God’s truth. Trowels perform God’s work.