Nehemiah: Everyone Has Something

Nehemiah: Everyone Has Something

Nehemiah chooses two faithful men to be in charge of Jerusalem.  He gives them instructions to guard the gates.  Nehemiah then finds the genealogies and takes a census of the people.  The people give generously toward the completion of the city, despite not even having houses to live in.

We’re in Nehemiah 7.1-67 this week.

Key Point:
Everyone has something unique that they bring to the table.

Examples:

  • The Widow’s Gift (Mark 12.41-44)
    • Jesus does not acknowledge those who gave much, but those who gave sacrificially.
    • It is not how much you have.  It’s how faithful you are with what you have.
  • The Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25.31-46)
    • Everyone does not have the same, but they have the same expectation.
    • Everyone has not been given much, but everyone has been given something significant.
    • Our investments reveal our hear for the Lord and others. (Matthew 25.31-46)

Sacrifice is the call:  of the Savior, of the believer today, and of the people in Nehemiah’s day who didn’t even have a house and yet they gave.

Takeaways:

  • If there is no cost to you personally for your faith then there’s a good chance your faith-life is more defined by you than by your Savior.
  • Keep an eye out for little opportunities to bless others you interact with on a day-to-day basis.
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