Posts from October 2012

Praise Series: Conflict Redeemed

In his account of the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem, Nehemiah warned against outside discouragement and internal division (Nehemiah 5). Both are strategies that Satan uses to oppose the work of God.

The last few weeks has seen an intense ramping up of planning for upcoming servant evangelism projects and our three preview services. Our last couple core group meetings have lasted well into late Sunday afternoons, and the planning continues into the week in the form of emails, phone calls, texts, and more meetings.

Mighty Men and Women

Nehemiah had many people who helped him rebuild the walls of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 3). The project could not have succeeded without faithful and committed builders. As I told my wife one day after devotions, “Honey, we need to pray for mighty men and women to join the core group.” Since then, we have been praying, “Lord please bring to us mighty men and women to build this church.”