Nehemiah 7-8

Jan 31, 2024    Pastor Steve Feden

"What's Next?" - Nehemiah 7-8

What is next? Have you asked yourself that question? Maybe you just need a rest from whatever was last! Or maybe, like Nehemiah, it's not time to rest just yet.

The wall encircling Jerusalem has been built, and in record time thanks to the effort of the whole community. But was having a wall the end game? Could they walk away and say, "Ok, we did that. Let's take it easy."?

Think about it. What in the world is a wall for, anyway? Well, in those days, it was to protect people. And as we read we will what was missing. There was a wall, but where... were.... the..... people!!

Chapters 7 and 8 open the door to the rest of the book and a different kind of building project. Now they will set about building a worship community! I have to admit that this kind of building project is a lot more challenging. The stones are real people and families.

How does one build a worshipful community? Where do we start? If you come tonight, you will find out where this group started. And you will find out a few more interesting things, including a very, very special Bible verse that still serves as a guide for what we do at CCFluvanna every week.

Do you want to know what that is? I bet you do!! Then...