Covenant Consciousness 2

2013-50.2 Nehemiah 9 Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Covenant – what the western world has lost   IN EXPLORING how Nehemiah pulled off an assembly of all the people, whether living in the city or outside, it seems a remarkable feat. All those people… families as well… dropping their entire routine to come into town for…

Securing Walls and Gates 5

2013-47.5 Nehemiah 2:11-20 Friday, November 22, 2013 Spiritual causes of political opposition Defying Newtons’ laws… the reaction we may experience is opposite, but never equal.   OPPOSITION is always out there. We have an enemy. Whenever we whenever we make a move, pray, act, serve or speak up a righteous kingdom purpose there is always…

Securing Walls and Gates 3

 2013-47.3 Nehemiah 1 Wednesday, November 20, 2013 A partner relationship that’s hard for us consumers to grasp THE STUDY of Nehemiah’s call and how he set about it yields a lot for us. We have already seen the ‘pray it before you do it’ principle and explored how we can repent, renounce and put right…

Securing Walls and Gates 2

2013-47.2 Nehemiah 1 – Nehemiah 3 Tuesday, November 19, 2013 What needs work? Nehemiah, a trusted servant, presents his request to the Persian ruler King Artaxerxes WE’RE NOT TAKING a verse or two at a time in this series but a chapter or two (or three), looking at the story of Nehemiah’s call to return…

Securing walls and gates 1

2013-47.1 Nehemiah 4:17 Monday, November 18, 2013 Nehemiah’s holy dissatisfaction THIS week we begin a new exploration in Nehemiah. The reason for this is that I had quite a strong impression of the “sword and trowel” passage of Neh. 4:16-18 when we were praying in the leaders’ meeting recently and I think it is a…

Four things to do: 3– Guard and protect

2013-46.4 Isaiah 62:8-9 Thursday, November 14, 2013 Our job is to guard against the thief who is at work Isaiah 62:8-9 The Lord has sworn by his right hand and by his mighty arm:“Never again will I give your grain as food for your enemies, and never again will foreigners drink the new wine for…

Foretold: Agents of Change 5

2013-43.5 Isaiah 60:21-22 Friday, October 24, 2013 The meek shall inherit the earth THIS week we have had a focus on God’s promise of conferring righteousness on us, and using us creatively as those people made right with Him through Jesus. So that is either a jolly and slightly exclusive club called church (you might…