Sermon Notes

July 5th

America, Bless God

2 Kings 22: 1-13, 23:1-3


Bless: to speak well of - God blesses people; people can blass God.

Psalm 103:1, Psalm 134.1-2, Psalm 34:1


Two things that are not enough to bless God.

  1. Being a good and moral person. (v 2)
  2. Giving money (v 4)

How can Americans bless God?

  • Getting back into the Word of God. (vv 8,10)
  • Having a repentant heart. (v 11)
  • Becoming people of prayer. (v 13)
  • Commit to a saving relationship with Jesus and follow God completely. (23:3)

June 28th

Nehemiah: Picking Up the Pieces

For What are We Aiming - Nehemiah 6:15-7:3


Are we aiming...

  • for projects or people? (6:15)
  • to thwart the ungodly or honor the Holy. (6:16)
  • to further ourselves or advance the kingdom? (6:17-19)
  • to hold on to power or empower others to serve? (7:1-3)



June 21st

Nehemiah : Picking Up the Pieces

Sparking Revival in the Face of Opposition - Nehemiah 4:1-6:4


Recognizing the Opposition

  • The Antagonizers (4:1-3, 7-8)  There will always be someone who doesn't:like you because you are a Christian.  
  • The Exhausted (4:10)
  • The Oppressors (5:1-5)  These people will take advantage of circumstances for the personal gain.
  • The Compromisers (6:1-3, 10-12)

Igniting the Spark

  1. Supplication (4:9) Pray!  How much time do I spend praying? Matthew 6:33)
  2. Solidarity (4:13-14)
  3. Support (4:16-18)
  4. Sharing (5:17-18) Acts 2:44-45
  5. Steadfastness (6:11)

The church needs to be single-minded - God's people united together in prayer.