Conspiracy Against God's Anointed

March 1, 2020 Preacher: Steve Thiel Series: Ezra & Nehemiah

Topic: Nehemiah Passage: Nehemiah 5:1–6:19

Conspiracy Against God's Anointed
Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 3/1/2020
Nehemiah 5:1-6:19

Sermon Theme: Nehemiah leads the returned exiles in rebuilding the walls and thus completing the physical city of God. That, however, doesn't come without conflict or conspiracy. Nehemiah points us to Jesus, the ultimate city builder,who endured the cross in order to make sinners fit for the eternal city of God.

I. WORK COMPROMISED BY INTERNAL CONFLICT
   A. Conflict Within the People of God – (5:1-5)
   B. Call to Repentance by Nehemiah – (5:6-13)
       1. Sin is Identified – (vv.6-8)
       2. Repentance is Required – (vv.9-11)
       3. Obedience is Promised – (v.12)
       4. Warning is Issued – (v.13)
   C. Category of Generosity Modeled – (5:14-19)

II. WORK CHALLENGED BY EXTERNAL CONSPIRACY
   A. Perseverance Despite Interruptions – (6:1-4)
   B. Perseverance Despite Accusations – (6:5-9)
   C. Perseverance Despite Opposition – (6:10-14)

III. WORK COMPLETED BY ANOINTED SERVANT
   A. The Work of Man – (6:15)
   B. The Work of God – (6:16)
   C. The Work That’s Needed – (6:17-19)

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