• Tabernacle Baptist Church

A Dedicated People (Nehemiah 12:27-47) - 10/9/22

INTRO

  • They were dedicating the walls and the gates

  • GIVING IT TO GOD

  • They were seeing what God had done (walking around the city)

  • They were giving testimony to others what God had done

  • IT BELONGS TO GOD AND IS FOR HIS GLORY

  • None of our PHYSICAL SPACE BELONGS TO US

  • They were a DEDICATED PEOPLE DEDICATING THIER CITY TO GOD


Gave Their Praise– vv. 27-43


They offered meaningful praise

  • Thankfully – vv. 24,27,31,38,46

  • Joyfully – vv. 27, 43-44

  • Joy of Jerusalem was heard far off – v. 43

  • A lost person should be able to see our joy in the Lord as they watch us worship

  • Loudly – vv. 42-43

Everyone was involved

  • The professionals – Nehemiah, Ezra, Priests

  • Women and Children – v. 43

Praise and the Word go together

  • The reading of the Law… God’s Word to them

  • In the New Covenant we grow in knowledge of the Word – Col. 1:9-12

  • AS WE UNDERSTAND GOD AND OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM… PRAISE SHOULD NATURALLY FOLLOW


Gave of Themselves – vv. 44-47


TIME, TALENTS, TREASURES

They had told the Lord they would support the WORK OF THE LORD – 10:32-39

In personal holiness and obedience to the Word – vv. 30, 45

Gave willingly and joyfully

  • Also, part of the New Testament community2 Cor. 9:6-5

  • Joy because

  • They knew who they were (Child of God)

  • They understood their purpose

  • Temporal vs Eternal



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