Jesus taught under his own authority because he was God’s son. We need to recognize that authority and be obedient to his instructions on loving “Everybody Always.” It is easy to love those people who are like you, who agree with you, who have the same beliefs. But God instructs us to love “Everybody Always.” […]

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Jesus looked at people for what they could be, not what they had been previously. Are we willing to look at people the way Jesus did? To love “everybody always,” you have to be willing to see the world through other people’s eyes and imagine what it’s like to stand in their shoes. This will […]

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The Bible: The Bible and Authority

Nothing is more foundational to how you live than how you regard the Bible — how you approach it and how you understand it. This will have a direct influence on how you actually live. You can say believe the Bible is true but is it the authority for your life? Do you seek to […]

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Rebuilding! Rebuilding On God’s Word

You can find this week's sermon here! Nehemiah knew that God’s word had to be central to God’s people. For far too long, they had ignored it and disobeyed it. He made sure that it became central to their lives. We must make certain that we make God’s word central to our lives individually and […]

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Rebuilding! Protecting The Vision

Enemies always show up when you are doing a good work. Nehemiah and those working with him knew they were doing a good work. They also knew that they needed God, and they needed each other. You and I need to remember the same; there are always enemies around when we try to do what […]

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Rebuilding! Taking Your Time

Once Nehemiah arrived in Jerusalem, he took his time before sharing what God was birthing in him. Nehemiah took the time to see the real needs up close. We need to assess a situation and clarify what needs to be done before bringing others into it. We need to confirm that God is the one […]

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Nehemiah was concerned about what was happening to his people in their homeland, even though he had never been there. Hearing what they were facing and the reputation of His God broke his heart. Nehemiah was driven to his knees. We must take the time to find out what people are facing and become concerned […]

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Worship: The Posture of Worship

We are undone in the presence of God. When we see Him, we will see ourselves as we really are. We own our sin and cry out for help. When we worship-we cannot but go and tell others about the one we worship. True worship cannot be contained but must be shared with others.   […]

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Worship: The Sacrifice of Worship

Worship requires action. It is not just an emotional experience – from the gift given to us to the offering made by us. Because Jesus offered himself FOR us and offers himself TO us, we can offer our sacrifices as well: our bodies, our praise, our resources, and all because he who died for us […]

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