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Nehemiah's Final Words (Nehemiah 13:1-30) - 10/16/22

INTRO

  • Nehemiah left and went back to Babylon

  • Malachi was written during his absence

  • Nehemiah comes back to see that the people had again wandered from the TRUTH

  • He admonishes/confronts them

  • TURN FROM

  • TURN TO

  • CONTINUE IN THE FAITH

  • To BE FAITHFUL IS TO FOLLOW

  • God’s will, way. Word

  • They need to Confess, Repent, and begin to live for God.

  • Nehemiah reminds them of what it is that God requires of His people.

Their Holiness – vv. 1-9

  • READING THE LAW

  • OBEYING THE LAW

  • Separate from other nations

  • Other Gods

  • Believe, Trust, Respond (Live)

Their Sacrifice – vv. 10-14

  • Fulfilling their obligation to sustain the temple

  • Providing for the Lord’s work

  • The sacrifice of our life… FOR HIM

  • Time, Talent, Treasure

  • Give Him our best, not what is left over

Their Worship – vv. 15-22

  • The Sabbath

  • A day set apart for Him

  • Honor God for who He is and what He has done.

  • Acknowledge Him

  • 7 days a week. 6 + 1

Their Unions – vv. 23-28

  • Married into pagan families

  • Never ends well

  • Our homes and our churches

  • Cannot mix truth with untruth

Two Closing Prayers – vv. 29-30

  • Those who corrupted the priestly office

  • For Himself

In the end… What was Nehemiah encouraging the people to do?

  • Be Faithful

  • Be Holy

  • BE GOD’S PEOPLE

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