SWORD AND THE TROWEL | Vision for the City | Nehemiah 2:17-20
BIG IDEA: TO ACT WITH LOVE IN TOUGH TIMES WE NEED GOD-FEARING FAITH
We obtain a God-fearing faith through clarity, confidence and commitment.
Read Nehemiah 2:17-20. Read the passage and consider the following questions.
CLARITY | Read v17
Just as Nehemiah gives a CLEAR CALL TO ACTION - "Come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem,..." What is one step of faith you can take this week to follow God’s leading?
How is God calling you to take a step of faith? (potentially one of the 5 things listed below)
Five Things we can do as a church right now during COVID-19
1. WORSHIP - Everyone can be involved in gathering together on the weekend for Worship -AND- Inviting co-workers, friends and family to join!
2. COMMUNITY - Everyone can be involved in a Community Group that isn't Sunday mornings.
3. SERVE - Everyone can serve in some capacity. We have to be creative for those who cannot leave their homes. Perhaps quarantined people can write letters, make sure neighbors have supplies, Facetime singles in the church, etc.
4. GIVE - Everyone can give (in some capacity). -- Or RECEIVE assistance.
5. DISCIPLESHIP - Everyone can own Personal and/or Family Discipleship
CONFIDENCE | Read v18
Practical Step: Nehemiah’s testimony inspired confidence and brought God’s people to put their faith in Him. Let us participate in #JesusChangedMyLife project for Easter. Practice and Shoot 60-second Testimony Videos for Easter’s. Click HERE for a step-by-step guide that walks you through how to do the whole process (from writing your testimony to capturing your video on your phone).
COMMITMENT | Read v19-20
PRAY TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY GROUP.
PRAY OVER THE NEHEMIAH PRAYER GUIDE.