The Inevitability of Discouragement
Ref: Nehemiah 2:10, 19; 4: 1-3
In the last two Sundays, we looked at how Nehemiah became very concerned about the broken walls of Jerusalem. We saw how he prayed and God answered his prayer by asking king Artaxerxes to allow him to go back to rebuild the wall.
What is it that you want?
Last week we dealt with “conquering fear and embracing faith”, and today we are dealing with the difficult question what is it that you want?” as taken from Nehemiah 2:4.
Conquer Fear and Embrace Faith
Texts: Nehemiah 2:1-3
This month we focus on a new theme; ‘The work begins’, the goal is to inspire the entire LUC family as we focus on building a new sanctuary.
Covenant Keeping God
REF: JOSHUA 21:43-45; 23:14
Today we delve into the key theme for this month - the Covenant. In the last three Sundays we saw the promises of God on how He was to bring us out from the Egyptian’s burdens, how He promised to redeem us and how He will be our God as we become His people. Finally then we run through the topic ‘the covenant keeping God’ derived from Joshua 21:43-45 and Joshua 23:14.
I will take you for my people, I will be your God
Leviticus 26: 12 – 13
It is very interesting that chapter 26 of the book of Leviticus begins with a warning against idols. Clearly Israel had issues with idols and it is not for the people of Israel alone but we struggle with idols even beyond this century, a principle and a warning that permeates both testaments.