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Broken Walls
July 25, 2021

Broken Walls

July 25, 2021

Nehemiah 1

When the of our lives are broken we need one another in the of faith.

Nehemiah’s call was more than – it was to recognize that people around him need .

Jerusalem is a tangible of a human life in which God desires to dwell.

For David said, “The Lord God of Israel has given rest to His people, and He dwells in Jerusalem forever.  Also, the Levites will no longer need to carry the tabernacle and all its utensils for its service.”  1 Chronicles 23:25-26 NASB

Looks Good From The , But Lies On The Inside vs. 1:1-3

Kislev – roughly the equivalent of our .

The walls of Jerusalem are and the have been burned.

If we see Jerusalem as a symbol of a we can recognize a of a broken life – with walls/gates broken and left defenseless.

The Pattern of Nehemiah’s Prayer

Our 1st step should always be .

Above all else – prayer involves the .

Nehemiah’s prayer is a prayer of .

  • Nehemiah recognized the of God.

 I said, “Please, Lord God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps the covenant and faithfulness for those who love Him and keep His commandments: Nehemiah 1:5

God is the One that:

  • us.
  • can be .
  • keeps His .
  • He is and .
  • Nehemiah and . (vs. 6-7)

Nehemiah offers no , nor attempts to , nor shifting.

Brokenness requires to move toward .

  • Nehemiah reminded himself of God’s . (vs. 8-10; Luke 15)

God is One that:

, ,

  • Nehemiah asked God to help in the circumstances for healing and brokenness. (v. 11)

The moment we turn to God in , the of recovery begins.

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