5/8/16 – Showing Mercy to Those in Need – Nehemiah 5:1-13

Showing Mercy to Those in Need

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John Stange

Nehemiah 5:1-13

I. What are we electing to become slaves to? (v. 1-5)

Romans 6:16 – Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?

Romans 6:17-18 – But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, 18 and,having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.

II. Don’t take advantage of your brother when he’s down (v. 6-10)

Ephesians 4:26-27 – Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and give no opportunity to the devil.

Mark 5:25-28 – And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, 26 and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. 27 She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. 28 For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.”

III. Be good to others without seeking anything in return (v. 11-13)

Mark 10:45 – For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

4/3/16 – Getting Fired Up to Take Action – Nehemiah 1:1-11

Getting Fired Up to Take Action

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John Stange

Nehemiah 1:1-11

I. Receiving news that breaks your heart (v. 1-3)

Luke 19:41-42 – And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, 42 saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.

Ephesians 4:30 – And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

II. Placing your burden before the Lord (v. 4-7)

Proverbs 12:25, NLT – Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.

III. Taking action in line with God’s will (v. 8-11)

9/6/15 – Replicating Yourself

Replicating Yourself

John Stagne

Acts 15:36-41

I. Who are you taking with you? (v. 36-38)

Acts 4:36-37 – 36 Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus, 37 sold a field that belonged to him and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

II. Be intentional about who you invest your life in (v. 39-40)

III. Be the kind of Christian who pours strength into others (v. 41)

a. Life: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. (John 10:10)
b. Thinking: 22 to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to put on the new self,created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. (Eph. 4:22-24)
c. Future: In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
(John 14:2-3)