Gospel-Driven City Builders

February 16, 2020 Preacher: Steve Thiel Series: Ezra & Nehemiah

Topic: Nehemiah Passage: Nehemiah 2:9– 4:23

Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 2/16/2020
Nehemiah 2:9-4:23

Sermon Theme: Nehemiah leads the people to rebuild the city, which requires wisdom, teamwork, and the ability to labor in the midst of opposition. Nehemiah points forward to Jesus, who is the ultimate city builder, doing everything necessary to transform sinners into saints who are fit for the eternal city of God.

I. City Builders Must Be Wise
  A. Nehemiah Arrives in Jerusalem (Nehemiah 2:9-11)
  B. Nehemiah Inspects the City (Nehemiah 2:12-16)
  C. Nehemiah Recruits the People (Nehemiah 2:17-18)
    1. Reminder of God's City
    2. Reminder of God's Faithfulness
  D. Nehemiah Confronts the Enemy (Nehemiah 2:19-20)

II. City Builders Must Work Together
  A. The City of God is Rebuilt Completely (Nehemiah 3:1-32)
  B. The People of God Work Diligently (Nehemiah 3:1-32)

III. City Builders Must Engage the Enemy
  A. The Enemies of God Rage (Nehemiah 4:1-3, 7-8, 11)
  B. The People of God Pray and Work (Nehemiah 4:4-6, 9-14)
  C. The Work of God Continues (Nehemiah 4:15-23)
    1. City Builders Must Fight
    2. City Builders Must Build

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