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Learning from the Past

Learning from the Past

In the opening of Nehemiah, we discover that God had a plan for His people and He had a man chosen to do His work. Learning from Nehemiah, we can establish building blocks within church ministry to care for God’s people and purposes. While our work is different, we must respond to the urgent work of the Gospel. Alistair Begg teaches that as in Nehemiah’s day, God uses ordinary individuals placed in strategic positions to accomplish His purposes.

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God's Work, God's Way, Volume 1

The people of Israel returned from exile and joyously rebuilt the temple, but joy gave way to discouragement as the city of Jerusalem lay in ruins. Enter Nehemiah: a gifted leader moved to action by compassion for his people and concern for the glory of God. But the Book of Nehemiah isn’t a tutorial on leadership. It’s the record of God’s faithfulness to His people as He equipped them to do His work for His glory.

In Volume One of this series, Alistair Begg explains that God accomplishes His purposes through His people as they depend on the resources He provides. We see the significance of prayer in the life of the Church, the vitality of God’s Word as it realigns our hearts, and the necessity of taking practical steps to achieve what God has called us to do. God’s people must remain unified and committed to the task that God has given, secure in the conviction that God’s work done in God’s way will display God’s glory.

God's Work, God's Way, Volume 2

The people of Israel returned from exile and joyously rebuilt the temple, but joy gave way to discouragement as the city of Jerusalem lay in ruins. Enter Nehemiah: a gifted leader moved to action by compassion for his people and concern for the glory of God. But the Book of Nehemiah isn’t a tutorial on leadership. It’s the record of God’s faithfulness to His people as He equipped them to do His work for His glory.

In Volume Two of this series, Alistair Begg reminds us that God calls His people to obey His Word and that failure to do so has real implications. God’s people in Nehemiah’s day heard His Word proclaimed, and their hearts were stirred to worship and obedience. When ordinary people with ordinary lives resolve to obey God, He will accomplish extraordinary things as God’s work is done in God’s way.