Nehemiah

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“A Reason to Celebrate”

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Celebration is what Nehemiah 12 is all about as the people come together to celebrate what God has done through them in completing the wall and gate rebuilding process in 52 days. This sermon builds on the theme of celebration by looking at the foundational values that have guided Hillcrest Church over the past 100 […]

“Living Outside Our Comfort Zone”

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This sermon asks the listener two questions: What defines you comfort zone? What might God be calling you to do? Using Nehemiah’s story we see some lessons on how God works to push, prod and challenge us to live outside of our carefully orchestrated comfort zones. Scripture – Nehemiah 11

“Drawing a Line in the Sand”

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In this sermon we see God’s people making a commitment or vow to the Lord. As they read God’s Word, God’s Word reads them. In response, the people made four very critical commitments to God that they intended to honor for the rest of their lives. Commitments we should consider as well. Scripture – Nehemiah […]

“Fuel for Worship”

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This chapter in Nehemiah’s story reveals what kindles the embers in our heart toward worship so that it is set ablaze with white hot passion for the living God. This sermon is built around the following definition of worship: Worship is my response, both private and public, to who God is and what God has […]

“The Great Awakening”

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In this part of Nehemiah’s story the Israelites come face to face with their need for a great spiritual awakening. We learn that God’s Word is one of the keys to restoration, renewal and revival personally and within a nation of people. Scripture – Nehemiah 8

“What Matters to God”

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Nehemiah 7 is a bridge chapter, wedged between the rebuilding and restoration of the wall and gates around Jerusalem (CH. 1-6) and the restoration of God’s people (CH. 8-13). This sermon answers the question: What Matters Most to God? Scripture – Nehemiah 7

“Courageous Compassion”

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As Christ-followers we are called to demonstrate courageous compassion because Father God has demonstrated courageous compassion. Nehemiah models this kind of compassion as he steps into a very difficult, very unjust situation in chapter 5…showing us what it looks like and how it acts. Scripture: Nehemiah 5

“Hitting A Wall”

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When God’s people do God’s work they can expect to be met with opposition. This sermon looks at the tactics Satan uses to tear down what God is trying to build up in us as Christ-followers. It also looks at the two weapons we must use to defeat Satan’s tactics. Scripture – Nehemiah 4

“Rise Up And Build”

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This sermon contrasts building physical walls for defense with building spiritual walls of defense. It reminds the listener that there are three crucial components in any physical wall and spiritual wall of defense. Scripture – Nehemiah 3

“The Trouble With Rubble”

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Nehemiah’s story is a story of reconstruction…of rebuilding…of revival. It has much to teach us about strengthening our own spiritual foundations as Christ-followers. This sermon looks at the steps Nehemiah models as he began fulfilling his role to rebuild the walls around Jerusalem while still in exile in Babylon. Scripture – Nehemiah 1