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Are you Building a Wall or Opening a Gate?

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.

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Discovering God’s Purpose for Your Life

God had an important role for Nehemiah, and from the beginning, Nehemiah knew he needed a strategy. He first prayed and put his focus on God. He confessed his own sin and the sin of Israel. He claimed the promises of God and made himself available to fulfill God’s plan. There was a remnant of Jews that came back from captivity with Nehemiah and together they rebuilt the wall around Jerusalem in only 52 days!

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Hungry, Humble, Holy

To the degree you are hungry, humble, and holy, you will live with God’s power and God’s presence. These are the three things I’m always asking God to do in our church and in my own life. Jesus said in John 15:5, “Without Me you can do nothing.” We can‘t make ourselves hungry, humble or holy…that can only come from God.

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