Nehemiah 1-2:10

Jan 10, 2024    Pastor Steve Feden

"Taking Action" - Nehemiah 1-2:10

So we finished Ezra before the holidays, so that means we begin the book of Nehemiah now! Actually, Ezra and Nehemiah were originally connected as one book, but now they have been separated. We are just continuing with the repopulating and restoring of Jerusalem.

Nehemiah is a favorite for many people, and from it there have been extracted and observed some great lessons on leadership! Those will come later as we see Nehemiah lead the work to rebuild the broken down wall around Jerusalem.

Before we discuss lessons on leadership, we need to see how a person becomes a leader. In the world, and even in the church, we just expect leaders to be elected by popular vote. There is nothing wrong with that -- well, ok, there is sometimes. But tonight we will see how Nehemiah is called to action.

Mother Theresa said, "Don't wait for leaders. Do it alone, person to person." There is a time when an issue or situation really stirs a person. What you do at that moment makes all the difference.

Who is this "Nehemiah" guy anyway? What does he do? What is his story? So let's look into it together when you.....