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.”

6/21/15 – We Are a People

We Are a Church

David Steininger

1 Peter 2:9-12

I. A people for his own possession (v. 9)

II. A people that proclaim Christ (v. 9)

John 3:19-20 – And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.

John 3:17-18 – For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

III. A people who have received mercy (v. 10)

Ephesians 2:19 – So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God

Romans 8:15-17 – For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

IV. A people with a purpose (v. 11-12)