Faith Builds a Church

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Faith Builds a Church

Nehemiah 4:1-6 (NIV)
1 When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became angry and was greatly incensed. He ridiculed the Jews, 2 and in the presence of his associates and the army of Samaria, he said, “What are those feeble Jews doing? Will they restore their wall? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a day? Can they bring the stones back to life from those heaps of rubble—burned as they are?” 3 Tobiah the Ammonite, who was at his side, said, “What they are building—if even a fox climbed up on it, he would break down their wall of stones!” 4 Hear us, O our God, for we are despised. Turn their insults back on their own heads. Give them over as plunder in a land of captivity. 5 Do not cover up their guilt or blot out their sins from your sight, for they have thrown insults in the face of the builders. 6 So we rebuilt the wall till all of it reached half its height, for the people worked with all their heart.


I.      People of Faith Meet Opposition

A.   Discouraged By The Size Of The Task

B.   Discouraged By The Scorn of Others

C.   Discouraged by Stages of weakness

II.   People of Faith Make Petition

A.   Knowing Who Holds the Ear of God

B.   Knowing Who Holds the Proper Course

C.   Knowing Who Holds the Enemy accountable

III.           People of Faith Master Determination

A.   Engaging  The Task

B.   Enduring with Persistence

C.   Encouraged with Motivation


[1] The Holy Bible : New International Version. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984.

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