Back-to-school is so different in a COVID world, and difficult. So is Sunday worship. But like a 100th birthday is worth celebrating as much as a 16th birthday, back-to-school and worship are worth celebrating!

Notes And Next Steps

Nehemiah 12:27-30,43-45 + Part 9 of the series “Nehemiah: Rise & Build"

God’s grace is still powerful. God’s glory is still perfect. God’s gifts are given to people in order to serve him and others. And God is still good—all the time!

Some things weren’t the same.

celebrate joyfully [with] songs of thanksgiving and with music. (Nehemiah 12:27)

… by the washing with water through the word … without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. (Ephesians 5:26,27)

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

… offered great sacrifices, rejoicing because God had given them great joy. The women and children also rejoiced. The sound of rejoicing in Jerusalem could be heard far away. (Nehemiah 12:43)

… performed the service of their God. (Nehemiah 12:45)

… contributions, firstfruits and tithes [as] portions required by the Law for the priests and the Levites. (Nehemiah 12:44)



      1. The believers in Jerusalem relied on priests, Levites, gatekeepers, guards, musicians, choirs and their directors, and ushers for their worship. How many volunteer positions support our CrossLife Sunday worship each week?
        A. 8
        B. 17
        C. 40
        D. Pastor Daron does all this by himself. Simply amazing!
      2. Share a blessing that you have learned to better enjoy in your worship because COVID changed things up.
      3. Why are the following important to our CrossLife worship, as a loving, life-changing family?
        A. Welcoming hospitality
        B. Excellent music
        C. Each volunteer doing their part—the right way, at the right time, for the right reason
        D. Connection Cards
        E. Engaging kids—activity pages, calling out during the message