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#HarborCBR  How does faith inspire us to renew our city's neighborhoods and politics? Read Nehemiah and find out! 

Nehemiah is the 2nd half of Ezra. The two are combined as one book in the Hebrew Bible. #HarborCBR

Neh1-Worshiping God can end w/v11: "give success to your servant today." If God is great & He is with us, we can have success TODAY! #HarborCBR

Neh1,2-v8f: If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you. But if you return to me & keep my word, though outcasts, I will gather you back. #HarborCBR

Neh2-Nehemiah's prayer before answering his boss is a great example of his faith active in the workplace. God is with us Monday-Friday! #HarborCBR

Neh2,2-The hearts of kings (and bosses) are in the hand of God. God has the power to give us favor in their eyes. #HarborCBR

Neh2,3-Nehemiah is given permission from the king to rebuild Jerusalem! An amazing act of God giving His people a 2nd chance! #HarborCBR

Neh3-51 different people, families, and groups are listed as rebuilding the wall. Mission creates community. #HarborCBR http://t.co/pI2JGT7WpY

Neh3,2-1st & last in the circular wall description: the Sheep Gate--where animals came thru for sacrifices. Worship is central to life. #HarborCBR

Neh4-Israel overcomes persecution. They pray AND set a guard. They remember God AND fight. They work AND carry weapons. BOTH us & God. #HarborCBR

Neh5-Nehemiah is the leader we all want: the only thing bigger than his call to others for generosity is his personal generosity. #HarborCBR

Neh5,2-If we are family, it changes how we treat each other. To whom will you extend the bonds of family love? To whom will you not? #HarborCBR

Neh6-Threats & persecution from without, bribed & conspiring officials from within. What keeps Nehemiah going? Strength thru 2 prayers. #HarborCBR

Neh6,2-Nehemiah's fear of danger & failure unsuccessfully tempt him to sin. My fears tempt me to lie, steal, manipulate. How about you? #HarborCBR

Neh6,3-Jesus, Your cross & resurrection prove that I can face my fears because I am not alone! Thank You for Your presence! #HarborCBR

Neh6,4-Nehemiah prayed twice: once for strength from God, the other for God to handle his enemies. Great example for us in persecution! #HarborCBR

Neh7-The wall rebuilt, Nehemiah now leads to rebuild the people. Genealogies mean the chief thing about us: we know God & His people. #HarborCBR

Neh7,2-Categories in genealogies show how to think about temple service: Priests, Levites, singers, gatekeepers--cover temple service. #HarborCBR

Neh8-God calls people to teach the Bible because He wants us to understand it! They read it and explain it, so people understand. #HarborCBR

Neh8,2-People hear the Bible & weep because they sinned. God's word to them: "Don't be grieved. The joy of the LORD is your strength." #HarborCBR

Neh8,3-Oh the price Jesus paid to tell us: Don't grieve, but rejoice! The cross turns mourning into joy! Communion is a weekly feast! #HarborCBR

Neh9-Israel remembers the past w/great honesty: God has been amazing & gracious, they have been rebellious. Time to renew commitment. #HarborCBR

Neh9,2-Ryan: "Why tell God things He already knows?" Ans: "How do U feel when we praise U for your good works?" R: "That makes sense." #HarborCBR

Neh9,3-v5: God's name is above all praise. Means our worship is striving to reach him. Worship lifts us to heaven. #HarborCBR

Neh9,4-v1: earth/dust on the head says, "We are but dust. We are below dust." An act of humility that shows dependence on God. #HarborCBR

Neh10-Their history reviewed, now their vows renewed: Stay Pure, Trust God by not overworking, Worship Him & honor His house. #HarborCBR

Neh11-Having tithed their income, Israel now tithes their people to live in & rebuild Jerusalem. Worship is sacrificing more than $. #HarborCBR

Neh11,2-To rebuild/renew a city, it takes people committing $. And more than $, it takes people willing to move in, rebuilding in love. #HarborCBR

Neh11,3-This is the miracle of the incarnation: God's commitment to save and renew the world meant He became flesh and dwelt among us. #HarborCBR

Neh12-The wall is finished, but it's not REALLY finished until God is worshiped and thanked. How often do we forget this last step? #HarborCBR

Neh13-The book ends in frustration: while Nehemiah is gone Israel commits spiritual adultery in areas of Temple, Sabbath, and Marriage. #HarborCBR

Neh13,2-Nehemiah's leadership re-cleanses Israel. We all need leadership to keep us reminded of what's most important! #HarborCBR

Nehemiah13,3-Nehemiah's leadership has clear boundaries. A theme of "God, I'm not responsible for their sins!" is in this conclusion. #HarborCBR


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