• Tabernacle Baptist Church

Almost Finished (Nehemiah 7:1-73) - 8/17/22

INTRO

  • The wall is finished, but Nehemiah is not

  • The wall was just part of getting the city in place

  • Nehemiah is thinking about the future

  • The wall and the people of the city

  • Nehemiah had a plan to Finish what he had started


Shared the responsibility – vv. 1-2; 6-69


Let others lead – vv.1-2

  • Delegation – Established leadership

  • Faithful to God and Feared God

  • Hanani and Hananiah (Civil and Military)

  • Gate keepers/guards – who comes and goes

  • Singers

  • Levites

Numbered the people – vv. 6-69

Different:

  • Families

  • Responsibilities

  • Demographics

PEOPLE MATTER TO GOD. The NATION of Israel. The CHURCH as the body of Christ.

  • God’s faithfulness to His promises

  • He will restore!


Developed a Strategy to Succeed – vv. 3-4


Provided clear instruction to succeed

  • Vision

  • Clear instruction

  • Strategy

  • When to open the Gates

  • How to protect the city

Remember, he built the walls to protect the city. (HIS PLAN AND PURPOSE DID NOT STOP WITH THE WALLS…. BIG PICTURE LEADERSHIP)


Continued to Grow in His own life – v. 5


God put in my heart

  • Daily walk with the Lord

  • Fresh walk!

  • Progressive Sanctification

  • Always maturing in our faith


Prioritized the Worship of God – vv. 70-73

  • Monies for the Temple

  • Nehemiah 1:8-11 – He knew God would honor their worship and obedience

  • Forgive and restore


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