Under Pressure 6: The Pressure of Our Shortcomings
The pressure of our shortcomings whether its sin, past mistakes, the lack of ability, or another, can make us freeze and do nothing due to fear and embarrassment. In this sermon, we explore the response of Nehemiah and the people of Jerusalem to their shortcomings, and how that can teach us how to respond to our own shortcomings.
In this sermon, we explore how Nehemiah and the Jews in Jerusalem and Palestine prepared to live for God as a part of the Persian Empire. How were they going to stand against the pressure to worship Persian gods, talk like Persians, live like Persians, believe as Persians and the like? How were they going to remain faithful in a world pressuring them to live and believe differently?
Under Pressure 4: The Pressure of Selfishness and the Misuse of Strength
In this sermon, we explore how Nehemiah was tempted by his anger to act selfishly. And, he the power and authority to act selfishly, but Nehemiah did not. He was faithful in spite of the temptation to react in his anger and be selfish. We examine how Nehemiah remained faithful and did not misuse the authority, strength, and power God gave him. It is our prayer this sermon will encourage you jot to misuse the power and strength God has given to you.
In this sermon, we explore how Nehemiah approached the difficult task of rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem in the face of great opposition. Then we examine how Nehemiah’s approach can help us with our difficult tasks today.
Under Pressure 2: The Pressure of Ridicule and Loneliness
In this sermon, we discuss how to overcome the pressure of ridicule and loneliness. We discuss how peer pressure and fitting in pressures us to compromise our faith, and how our true fear is loneliness and ridicule. Here we examine how Nehemiah overcame this pressure and lived for God, and how we can too.
In this passage, we explore how Nehemiah overcame the pressure to stay in Susa with his life of comfort, authority, and worldly success and travel to Jerusalem as God called him. And how we can overcome the pressure to succeed in the World’s eyes and live for God.