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Rise Up in Persistence
February 14, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Nehemiah 6:1-16

Rise Up in Persistence

February 14, 2021 / Nehemiah 6:1-16

“Rise Up in Persistence” – Nehemiah 6:1-16

Perseverance: Continued forward movement toward a pre-determined goal.

I. Focus

What are doing and why are you doing it?

Nehemiah 6:3 And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you?

Living for God is the goal. Anything or anyone that comes between you and that goal must be acknowledged and addressed.

One can have multiple priorities, but only ONE main priority!

II. Truth

What is about your situation and future?

Nehemiah 6:8 Then I sent unto him, saying, There are no such things done as thou sayest, but thou feignest them out of thine own heart.

John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Truth is the strongest weapon against the enemies of faith-filled forward movement.

III. Identity

Who are ?

Nehemiah 6:11 And I said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is there, that, being as I am, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in.

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

IV. Direction

What does want me to do?

Nehemiah 6:9 For they all made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it be not done. Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands.

Nehemiah 6:14 My God, think thou upon Tobiah and Sanballat according to these their works, and on the prophetess Noadiah, and the rest of the prophets, that would have put me in fear.

Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Psalm 19:8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

”There are certainly better technical climbers than me. But if I have a particular gift, it’s a mental one – the ability to keep it together where others might freak out.” -Alex Honnold

Nehemiah 6:15-16 So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days. And it came to pass, that when all our enemies heard thereof, and all the heathen that were about us saw these things, they were much cast down in their own eyes: for they perceived that this work was wrought of our God.

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

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