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ARISE AND BUILD
NEHEMIAH 2:20 Then answered I them, and said unto them, The God of
heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and
build: but ye have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.
I. BECAUSE GOD IS LEADING!
1:2-3 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath
given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to
build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. 3Who is there
among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to
Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the LORD God of
Israel, (he is the God,) which is in Jerusalem.
A) It is not about us. Cyrus was a pagan king..
B) Unity is of utmost importance. Ezra 3:1 And when the seventh month
was come, and the children of Israel were in the cities, the people
gathered themselves together as one man to Jerusalem.
C) Worship must continue to be present.---they joined together to
II. BECAUSE GOD DESERVES OUR VERY BEST! HAGGAI 1:2-8 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, This
people say, The time is not come, the time that the LORD’S house
should be built. 3Then came the word of the LORD by Haggai the
prophet, saying, 4Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your ceiled
houses, and this house lie waste? 5Now therefore thus saith the LORD
of hosts; Consider your ways. 6Ye have sown much, and bring in little;
ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with
drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth
wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. 7Thus saith the
LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. 8Go up to the mountain, and bring
wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will
be glorified, saith the LORD.
A) One way that we give God our best is to recognize where our
blessings come from.
B) God will only get our very best if we will refuse to be greedy.
C) When we give God our very best He multiplies his blessings on us.
III. BECAUSE GOD DESERVES THE PRAISE! EZRA 3:11 And they sang together by course in praising and giving
thanks unto the LORD; because he is good, for his mercy endureth for
ever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout,
when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the
LORD was laid.
A) Because of God’s blessings we have grown.
B) Because of God’s blessings people have been saved and baptized.
C) To God Be the Glory, Great things He has done!
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