The Joy of The Lord

March 8, 2020 Preacher: Steve Thiel Series: Ezra & Nehemiah

Topic: Nehemiah Passage: Nehemiah 7:1–8:18

The Joy of the Lord
Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 3/8/2020
Nehemiah 7:1-8:18 

Sermon Theme: According to Nehemiah, reading and responding to the Word of God is absolutely critical to dwell in the physical city of God; because God's Word forms God's people. But Jesus is the ultimate Word of God. Therefore, our response to Him is what ultimately makes us fit for the eternal city of God.

I. SOLIDIFYING THE PEOPLE OF GOD
   A. Securing the Place of God – (7:1-3)
   B. Setting Apart the People of God – (7:4-73)

II. PRIORITIZING THE WORD OF GOD
   A. Reading the Word of God – (8:1-5)
   B. Understanding the Word of God – (8:6-8)
   C. Responding to the Word of God – (8:9-12)
      1. Mourning Over Man's Sin
      2. Rejoicing in God's Salvation

III. REMEMBERING THE WORK OF GOD
   A. Studying the Word of God – (8:13-15)
   B. Obeying the Commandment of God – (8:16-17)
   C. Rejoicing in the Faithfulness of God – (8:18)

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