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Building the Wall (Nehemiah 3:1-32) - 7/13/22


  • Nehemiah is prayed up and put together a plan

  • The city is in ruins and the people are in place.


  • Rebuilding the wall

  • Chapter 3 is a list of people and their assignments.

  • At first glance you may not see the spiritual relevance for today.

  • But it is a great lesson on the people of God doing the work of God.

  • Lessons is serving with others

  • Lessons in leading others.


The Why of the Work

From an Eternal Perspective – God’s Glory

2:17 – Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in, how Jerusalem lies in ruins with its gates burned. Come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer suffer derision.” (ESV)

  • The people had been judged

  • They were shamed

[1] Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised

in the city of our God!

His holy mountain, [2] beautiful in elevation,

is the joy of all the earth,

Mount Zion, in the far north,

the city of the great King. (ESV)

1 Cor. 10:31 – The glory of the God!

From a Practical Perspective – Their safety and protection

Wall and the Gates


  • Literally rebuilt

  • Nothing new (no new program… get back to God’s original plan)


  • Make strong

  • Lasting



  • THEIR BENEFIT (and others)

    • The safety and security

The People of the Work

38 people are mentioned. Over 40 groups are mentioned

Many were faithful, but some were not

  • v. 5 – The nobleman would not stoop

    • “Put their shoulders to the work”

  • Tekoties – did more v. 5, 27

  • Others also – vv. 11,19,21,24,24,27,30

Each had a section and task

  • Planning

  • Delegating

  • Do more together.

It is no different today… it takes ALL OF US

1 Corinthians 12 and 14

  • The spiritual gifts

  • Each one different, yet makes one

  • Nation

  • Family

  • Building

  • Temple

The Blessing of the Work

The wall was complete!

  • Task finished

The strengthening of the people

  • They came together

  • Saw the hand of God

  • The blessings of obedience

What about us today?

As we all serve, we know that it brings Glory and Honor to God.

As we all serve, we see others come to a growing faith in Jesus Christ

As we all continue to serve, we see the Kingdom continue to grow!

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