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Nehemiah 10

What an interesting chapter in the story of God using Nehemiah and others to rebuild not only the walls of Jerusalem, but to reclaim the personal devotion and relationship of God’s people with Himself. The lists of people and the scope of their commitment ought to inspire us and at the same time fill us with praise and thanksgiving to our Lord and Savior, who came to redeem us and...

Biblical Church Leadership, Mark #9 of a Healthy Church

The final “mark” of a healthy church is “Biblical Church Leadership”. Mark Dever’s “9 Marks of a Healthy Church” will not come to an end today. Five aspects will cover the topic altogether. You might be surprised how you fit into God’s equation for church leadership. Today we will look into the ‘congregational context’ to see that God uses his children in every local assembly even though there is “latent...

Looking Ahead

I like making to-do-lists. I’m getting older, so an actual list helps me remember. The bible has several passages that are great to-do-lists for the follower of Christ. A review of the epistle of James can provide us with several things we should be doing to live a life that pleases God and brings Him glory. These scriptures will also bless us if we follow them, proving to be “doers...

Mark #8 “A Concern for Discipleship and Growth”

So many things contribute to growth, both physically and spiritually. Growth is a sign of life. Growth is natural. A healthy church is concerned especially about the spiritual growth or maturity of its people. God wants us to grow; the church wants us to grow; we ourselves have a part in that growth. Oh that we might all be more like our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Nehemiah 7

Difficult names prompt many to skip over this section, but there are tiny references that are gems to be had. We can see 3 obvious steps this good leader took for the good of the people. Nehemiah says God put it in his heart (and God always has a good plan). Don’t miss it.