Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

If It Pleases The King

Nehemiah 2:1-20 Who was Artaxerxes? It Doesn’t Matter Who You Work For, You Work For Jesus Nehemiah had prayed, fasted, and wept for 3 months Vs 5 – Rebuild the wall.  Nehemiah was not only asking the king for a favor, he was asking the king to overturn his own foreign policy, which we read about in Ezra 4.  He was asking the king to change his mind.   Vs 6 – Paid Leave.  He didn’t just ask to leave Susa…

Cupbearer to The King

Nehemiah 1:1-13 Proper vs Improper Proper Need  Spiritually Physically False Gospels The Gospel of Consumerism The Gospel of Politics The Gospel of Security The Gospel of Wealth The Gospel of Activism Deuteronomy 4:25-31: Proper Prayer Fasting Praying Adoration – 5 Confession – 6-7 Promise – 8-9 Petition – 10-11 1st John 5:14 Proper Action

Lineage and Legacy

Ezra 7: 1-28 Lineage and Legacy Rebuilding the Hearts of the People (vs 10) Jeremiah 17:9 Psalm 51:10 Ezekiel 36:26-27 Psalm 37:4 Proverbs 4:23 1st Samuel 16:7 STUDY – DO – TEACH The Hand of the Lord Will Be Upon You  

The Temple

Ezra 6:1-22 The Heart of the King is in the Hand of the Lord The King says 4 things in his letter:  Stay away – Leave them alone Their expenses will be covered by your taxes You will provide for them animals to sacrifice, food, oil, and wine.  AND IF YOU TRY TO CHANGE THIS DECREE, OR STAND IN THE WAY OF THE BUILDING OF THE TEMPLE, YOU WILL DIE. This is literally the definition of God preparing a table…

Leading Through Adversity

Ezra 5: 1-17 The Prophets – Haggai and Zechariah Haggai 1:4-8 Do not give God your leftovers When God’s calling is clear, don’t wait The Leadership – Zerubbabel and Jeshua  4 Characteristics of a good Christian leader Humility Passion Character Courage

In This World You Will Have Trouble

Ezra 4: 1-24 Compromise Leads to Corruption Galatians 5:9 1st Corinthians 15:33 6 Ways to Handle Opposition Don’t be surprised 1st Peter 4:12 – Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. Fear the Lord, Not Man Proverbs 29:25 – The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe. Imagine judgment day… God loves you even if…

Shadows of Greater Things

Ezra 3: Security is Only Found in The Lord Christ is the Better Sacrifice Festival of Booths Passover The Day of Atonement Hebrews 10:4 Hebrews 10:1 Hebrews 10: 11-14 The Temple Revelation 21:3