Preaching: Nehemiah 3 Part A – How can one man rebuild the city perimeter?

Summary: A verse by verse examination of what the Bible teaches about planning. Studying through Nehemiah this message focuses on Nehemiah 3:1-10.

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Speaker: Dr. Michael L. Williams
Date presented: June 2, 2013

Bible References:

Nehemiah 3:1-10 ( KJV ) 1Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they builded the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower of Hananeel.  2And next unto him builded the men of Jericho. And next to them builded Zaccur the son of Imri.  3But the fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build, who also laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.  4And next unto them repaired Meremoth the son of Urijah, the son of Koz. And next unto them repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah, the son of Meshezabeel. And next unto them repaired Zadok the son of Baana.  5And next unto them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not their necks to the work of their Lord.  6Moreover the old gate repaired Jehoiada the son of Paseah, and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah; they laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, and the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.  7And next unto them repaired Melatiah the Gibeonite, and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon, and of Mizpah, unto the throne of the governor on this side the river.  8Next unto him repaired Uzziel the son of Harhaiah, of the goldsmiths. Next unto him also repaired Hananiah the son of one of the apothecaries, and they fortified Jerusalem unto the broad wall.  9And next unto them repaired Rephaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of the half part of Jerusalem.  10And next unto them repaired Jedaiah the son of Harumaph, even over against his house. And next unto him repaired Hattush the son of Hashabniah.

Nehemiah 3:22 ( KJV ) 22And after him repaired the priests, the men of the plain.

Nehemiah 3:25 ( KJV ) 25Palal the son of Uzai, over against the turning of the wall, and the tower which lieth out from the king’s high house, that was by the court of the prison. After him Pedaiah the son of Parosh.

Nehemiah 3:28 ( KJV ) 28From above the horse gate repaired the priests, every one over against his house.

Philippians 4:9 ( KJV ) 9Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

Mark 12:35-37 ( KJV ) 35And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David?  36For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.  37David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.

Luke 19:48 ( KJV ) 48And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.

1 Corinthians 1:12-25 ( KJV ) 12Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.  13Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? 14I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;  15Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.  16And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other. 17For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.  18For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.  19For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.  20Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?  21For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.  22For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:  23But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;  24But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.  25Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

1 Corinthians 1:30-31 ( KJV ) 30But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:  31That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

Psalms 133:1 ( KJV ) 1    Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

Ephesians 4:1-4 ( KJV ) 1I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 2With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;  3Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  4There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

Luke 17:5-10 ( KJV ) 5And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.  6And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.  7But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat?  8And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?  9Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not.  10So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 ( KJV ) 10Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

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Dr. Michael Williams

Dr. Michael Williams is a pastor, author, Christian educator and Biblical counselor who has served in ministry since March of 2000. Dr. Mike holds under-graduate through post graduate degrees in Christian Education. Dr. Mike is the Senior Pastor of Selah Mountain Ministries, which he founded in March of 2010 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (selahmountain.org). In addition to counseling, he teaches how to overcome life issues Biblically on topics such as anger management, marriage, addictions, and other subjects typically referred to as mental illnesses. Dr. Mike lives with his wife Pamela Rose and adult daughter Hollie Rose. He and Pamela have other adult children and several grandchildren as well. Visit the About page to learn more about Dr. Mike.