The People Had A Heart To Work (Outline)
Arise And Build!
All Things Are Possible
With God’s Help
The People Had
A “Heart” To Work
John 5:16-17 (NASB-U), “For this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath.  But He answered them, ‘My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working’” (emphasis mine).
I. The Attack (vv. 1-3).
A. The Resentment (vs. 1).
B. The Ridicule (vv. 1-3).
II. The Appeal (vv. 4-5).
Romans 12:19 (NASB-U), “Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,’ says the Lord.”
Matthew 5:43-44 (NASB-U), “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’  ‘But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.’”
2 Samuel 16:9-12.
III. The Activity (vs. 6).
IV. The Attitude (vs. 6).
attitude - “4d a persistent disposition to act either positively or negatively toward a person, group, object, situation or value” (Webster’s Third New International Dictionary).
Work - “1. activity in which one exerts strength or faculties to do or perform something: a: sustained physical or mental effort to overcome obstacles and achieve an objective or result.”