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PowerPoint - Apr. 24, 2009

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Do you have a place on the wall?

April 24, 2009

Then I said to them, “You see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lies waste, and its gates are burned with fire. Come and let us build the wall of Jerusalem that we may no longer be a reproach”… So they said, “Let us rise up and build.” Then they set their hands to do this good work.

--Nehemiah 2:17-18

As a servant of Jesus Christ, you have a purpose for living. And you can make a difference in your community, church, and world… especially when you work in partnership with others.

When Nehemiah began rebuilding the wall, he knew he couldn’t do it alone, so he enlisted the help of others. All kinds of people were involved… priests, politicians, perfumers, clothiers, tradesmen, bachelors, women… there was a role for everyone.

Yet in the midst of this great movement of service to the Lord, there were still those who chose not to be involved. Nehemiah 3:5 says certain nobles from Tekoa “would not stoop to serve their Lord.”

It was forever recorded in God’s Word that when there was a job to be done for him, these people were absent. Imagine that!

Never let it be said of you that when there was something great to do for God and his Kingdom, you weren’t involved.

Some believers have the idea that when we come to Christ by grace through faith, we don’t need to serve and work hard. But Nehemiah and the believers of his day realized the charge to work hard and accomplished the impossible for God’s glory.

I want to challenge you today: Do you have a place on the wall? Are you participating in building God’s Kingdom?

There is a ministry for every person in the fellowship of the Lord—and every place is important. Ask the Lord how he wants to use you!

AS LONG AS WE HAVE LIFE AND BREATH,
WE’RE TO SERVE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST!
 


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