Series: Vision

What brings you passion? What kind of impact do you want to make with your life? What kind of problems do you see where you can make a difference? Do you want to see your kids grow up as lovers of Jesus? Do you want to see your business or ministry meet people’s needs? Like Nehemiah, we should seek God’s heart on this vision in the making.

Part 10: Courageous Leadership

Nehemiah 13 Nehemiah returned to Babylon upon completion of the wall and a spiritual revival. A job well done! However, shortly after Nehemiah left, his reforms did not last. Israel’s enemies had been given prominent positions of leadership. The Levites had to leave their duties because the people were not providing for them financially. They […]

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Part 9: All In

Nehemiah 10:28-39 The people rededicated themselves to God. They made strong commitments both relationally and financially. They committed to giving financially to the duties of the house of God. In order for BRAC to accomplish the vision of helping people grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ, people must make sacrifices financially. Sacrificial giving helps […]

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Part 8: Humble Hearts

Nehemiah 9:1-39 The Jews recognized God’s blessing on Israel since the creation of the world. They also recognized Israel’s disobedience to God. When the people confessed and repented, God always restored to them blessing. During seasons of blessing, it is tempting to think we attained success all on our own. When God gives you blessing, […]

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Part 7: The Season of Celebration

Nehemiah 8:1-18 The people needed to return to their God. Ezra read God’s law and the people repented and then celebrated God’s goodness to them. Be sure to celebrate God’s goodness in your life. The main reason we worship together on Sunday morning is to celebrate the goodness of God. It is important to pause […]

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Part 6: Further Opposition

Nehemiah 6:1-19 Nehemiah’s opposition would not give up. Others were constantly trying to derail his project. In the midst of opposition, Nehemiah did not run away. Instead, he had a lazer-like focus to get the job done. Because of his focus and determination, Nehemiah’s project was complete. The walls of Jerusalem were completed. Once the […]

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Part 5: Personal Sacrifice

Nehemiah 5:1-19 The Israelites experienced further opposition, this time from famine. Some Jews had to mortgage their property in order to survive. Some had to sell their children into slavery to their fellow countrymen. This angered Nehemiah and he addressed the issue head on. They listened to Nehemiah and stopped their selfish practices of taking […]

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Part 4: Initial Opposition

Nehemiah 2:19-20, 4:1-21 Sanballat and Tobiah were disturbed at Nehemiah’s work and criticized his efforts and also planned to kill the Jewish workers. The people of Judah were also getting discouraged at the size of the task. Nehemiah worked even harder and put things in place to withstand a potential battle. With a strong resolve, […]

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Part 3: Who’s With You?

Nehemiah 2:10 – 18, 3:1 – 32 When Nehemiah first arrived in Jerusalem to inspect the walls, he brought a small team of people with him. After they saw the problem, he then articulated his vision to them. They got on board with the plan and began to rebuild the walls. Nehemiah’s vision was so […]

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Part 2: What’s Your Plan?

After Nehemiah had spent time in prayer, he nervously approached the King for permission to go to Jerusalem to rebuild its walls. When Nehemiah discussed his vision with the King, he had a plan. He set a timetable for the project. He asked the king to provide specific political, military, and financial support to get […]

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Part 1: What’s Your Problem?

Nehemiah was living in the land of Babylon when he received word that the walls of Jerusalem had been destroyed. This was a problem that Nehemiah was passionate about fixing. He wept, mourned, fasted, and prayed. What brings you passion? What kind of impact do you want to make with your life? What kind of […]

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