The Man who had a mind to work
INTRODUCTION: Born in exile but grew up in the faith of Israel. Cup Bearer to the King Artaxerxes. Maintained confidential access to the king.
I. Had a mind to work (Determination) Neh. 4:6
II. Worked with his mind (Ingenuity) Neh. 4:17-18
III. Minded His work ( Persistence) Neh. 4:21
A. Patriotism (Neh. 1:1-4)
1. Loyal - Trustworthy - Well Qualified
B. Prayerfulness (Neh. 1:5-11, 4:4)
1. Reliance and dependence on God.
C. Faith (Neh. 2:20, 4:14)
1. God will prosper us
D. Courage (Neh. 4:20, 6:10-11)
1. We have the Power.
E. Diligence (Neh. 4:21-23, 6:3)
1. Kept right at it.
F. Executive Ability (Neh. 4:13-20)
1. Delegated Responsibility.
G. Firmness in the Right (Neh. 13:11)
1. Put them in their place.
H. Earnestness in reform (Neh. 5:13)
1. God does the sifting.
Hostile Methods directed against him:
1) Redicule - Neh. 2:19
2) Fear - Neh.4:8
3) Guile - Neh. 6:2-4
4) False Accusation - Neh. 6:5-7
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