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Nehemiah – Building Beyond Ourselves 3

Nehemiah (“Yahweh comforts”) – rebuild, restore, renew
Romans 15:4 (NLT) Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. They give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises.
1 Corinthians 10:11 (NLT) All these events happened to them as examples for us. They were written down to warn us, who live at the time when this age is drawing to a close.
In the Old Testament, God called a man named Nehemiah to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem.
But was that it? Was that all that God wanted?
True, God called Nehemiah to rebuild the wall, but ultimately God wanted the people to repent and return to Him so that he could restore their hearts and rebuild their lives. And so, using the wall as a catalyst, God called Nehemiah to Rebuild, Restore, and Revive the people.