The People Had A Heart To Work (Outline)

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Arise And Build!

All Things Are Possible

With God’s Help

The People Had

A “Heart” To Work

Nehemiah 4:1-6

John 5:16-17 (NASB-U), “For this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath. [17] 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).

Ephesians 6:10-13.

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.’ [44] ‘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.”

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