Nehemiah 5-6

Jan 24, 2024    Pastor Steve Feden

"Unstoppable!" - Nehemiah 5-6

And then, we open our Bibles to follow the rebuilding saga of Nehemiah, chs 5-6. As I read, I found myself in awe of him, saying to myself, "This guy is unstoppable!"

In fact, the whole "Jesus movement" is the story of people so determined...that even persecution and death could not stop them. The sentiment is captured by Paul in Acts 20:24 when he says, "But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God."

In chapter 5, the efforts could come to a halt because of disunity. In chapter 6, it is the hurdle of distraction [and even downright bullying].

But this guys seems to be an unstoppable force! What is his secret? What keeps him going? How does he stand out from others as an example? Do you wish you were stronger in faith and commitment? Then...