Nehemiah 13 – Creeping Compromise

Posted by on 7th Jan, 2013 in Sermons | Tagged in: | 0 comments

As we come to the end of this book it’s not a happy ever after story. Nehemiah returns to the Persian capital and whilst he’s away the people compromise in the way they are supporting the temple, the Sabbath and intermarriage. This is a warning to us, that we can easily drift into compromise that affects our worship our love and witness and our families. To listen to Mark Ventham preaching from Nehemiah chapter 13 at Christ Church on Sunday morning 6th January 2013 use the link below. Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the...

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Nehemiah 9 to 12 – Corporate Confession

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In chapters 9 to 12 we discover that the Word of God has been having a growing effect on the people. Following the 2 mandatory Jewish feasts in chapter 8 the people now meet together on a voluntary basis. They come prepared in heart attitude for further study of the scriptures and this leads to confession and worship. The people then make a solemn commitment to follow the Law of Moses in general and especially as it applies to those sins that get them down time and again. They pledge to make the Lord’s work their main priority. They find their resolution immediately tested as they draw lots...

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Nehemiah 8 – The joy of the Lord is your strength

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The people are settled in the land. As they gather they demonstrate a genuine hunger for God’s word (which reveals their hunger for God). This leads to joy in the Lord and glad obedience. How do you feel about God’s word? To listen to Mark Ventham preaching from Nehemiah chapter 8 at Christ Church on Sunday morning 16th December 2012 use the link below. Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. (Using Flash Audio Player) Click here to listen in you

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Nehemiah 6&7 – Completion despite Opposition

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As Christians and as a church we are always under attack. The devil seeks to play on our fears and drive us to self-protection, as we believe in ourselves rather than God, so we stop being God’s worshipping people. Nehemiah shows us how we can take our fears to God and trust him to keep building his kingdom. To listen to Mark Ventham preaching from Nehemiah chapters 6 &7 at Christ Church on Sunday morning 9th December 2012 use the link below. Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to...

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Nehemiah 5 – Righteous Anger

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Sometimes God’s people are attacked from the outside, but sometimes it comes from the inside – we exploit or look down on one another. This divides us and ruins our witness. The people in Nehemiah’s day are exploiting each other but Nehemiah challenges them to repent and they respond. The result is the praise of God and the people even more united, under a model leader who is driven by the fear of God and compassion for God’s people. To listen to Mark Ventham preaching from Nehemiah chapters 5 at Christ Church on Sunday morning 2nd December 2012 use the link...

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Nehemiah 2 to 4 – Prayerfully building and defending

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How does kingdom building begin and how do we keep going? Nehemiah sets a great pattern. He starts as he means to go on: trusting God, constant in prayer bold in what he says and what he does because of that confidence and that relationship. Are you prayerfully getting stuck into the work of building the kingdom? Are you one of the workers or just an observer? Are you ready to defend as well as build? To listen to Graham Nicholls preaching from Nehemiah chapters 2 to 4 at Christ Church on Sunday morning 25th November 2012 use the link below. Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above)...

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