Resolved to Depend on God

February 9, 2020 Speaker: Steve Thiel Series: Ezra & Nehemiah

Topic: Nehemiah Passage: Nehemiah 1:1–2:8

RESOLVED TO DEPEND ON GOD
Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 2/9/2020
Nehemiah 1:1-2:8

Sermon Theme: When Nehemiah receives the report that God’s people and God’s city are in trouble, he mourns the news, prays to God, and engages the situation. This pattern of mourning, prayer, and action culminates in the Lord Jesus and is the pattern we must be resolved to emulate in our daily lives!

I. Nehemiah Receives the News (Nehemiah 1:1-3)
  A. Background to the Report (Nehemiah 1:1)
  B. Request for a Report (Nehemiah 1:2-3)
    1. Bad news regarding God's people
    2. Bad news regarding God's place

II. Nehemiah Responds in Prayer (Nehemiah 1:4-11)
  A. Nehemiah Mourns the News (Nehemiah 1:4)
  B. Nehemiah Pleads for God to Act (Nehemiah 1:5-11)
    1. Reveres the God of the Bible
    2. Repents of Israel's sin and his own sin
    3. Remembers God's promises
    4. Requests God's favor on his efforts

III. Nehemiah Reacts with Boldness (Nehemiah 2:1-8)
  A. Nehemiah Engages the King (Nehemiah 2:1-5)
  B. King Responds in Abundance (Nehemiah 2:6-8a)
  C. God Blesses Nehemiah's Efforts (Nehemiah 2:8b)

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