Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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

Josephus says that Nehemiah died of old age (B.C. 413) and that the repaired walls of the city constituted his best and most enduing momument.
(C)2003 Pastor Lockard's Living on the Bright side Ministries

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