The Book of Nehemiah – May 21, 2023

Nehemiah 13:6-12

Pastor David Cay

We are all a part of groups. Many of us have groups at work. At church we have groups (youth, tech), and many of us spend a lot of time with friends and family, so we have groups of people that are close to us. But not all groups are healthy.

You probably know how it feels like to experience a bad group. People fight, people are stressed, and they fail to live up to their responsibilities. But the Bible gives us wisdom to help our groups succeed. And if we follow that wisdom, we’ll all be better off.

So, my question today is: How can we help a group succeed? We’ll see today that there are two gifts that we can give to our groups: the gift of stability, and the gift of correction.

The Book of Nehemiah – May 14, 2023

Nehemiah 8:8-17

Pastor Tim Nguyen

Some people read the Bible and they become these really gross monsters that just judge and shame other people. Or some people even use the bible to justify doing whatever they want because Jesus loves them and will forgive them. Why is that? Aren’t we supposed to come out better after experiencing God’s words?

I think the problem is, it’s easy to misunderstand what God has said in the Bible. It’s an ancient book, from a different time and culture, with a complicated story, and unusual language. But I’ve seen that when people really take the time to understand what God is saying, there’s power in his words. Power that leads to transformed lives, and God helps us to do things that we would never be able to do on our own – if we go through the trouble to understand what he’s saying.

That leads me to our main question today; How do we know we have understood God’s words?

The Book of Nehemiah – April 30, 2023

Nehemiah 2:11-18

Pastor Tim Nguyen

There will be times in your life, where God places such a big issue on your heart. Things that may break your heart or people you feel so much compassion towards… But oftentimes, that thing is so big that you can’t handle it by yourself.

You can only do it working together with others. Things like fighting local injustices for vulnerable peoples. Or perhaps it’s discipling new Christians, or even figuring out how to introduce your group of friends to Jesus.

Burdens like these are so important because it’s life changing for many but they’re too big to do alone. So it’s important that you are able to influence others towards things that matter. But how do we do that?

That’s our question today: How can we influence people to action? We’ll see our answer in the story of Nehemiah.

The Book of Nehemiah – April 23, 2023

Nehemiah 1:1-11

Pastor David Cay

My question today is What is the most we can do with our life? A life that makes a great difference doesn’t just come automatically. Many Christians just want to live a life of comfort and self preservation. But the Bible gives us examples of people like us who made a serious difference in their world.

So, our new series is called Difference Makers. We’ll be following the adventures of a guy named Nehemiah. At the start of the story, Nehemiah is in a position of comfort and privilege he could have taken the easy road and live a comfortable life.

But he sets out to do something about a problem that is close to his heart.