Nehemiah 2-4: Brick by brick (Nehemiah 2:11-18)

Seven Pancaldi-Loxley, May 13, 2018
Part of the Nehemiah - Fresh starts and ancient truths series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Getting a better perspective, staying focused, ignoring criticism. We all want to do these things but all know how hard it can be. Nehemiah gives us a blueprint for achieving these things in our day to day lives.
By the way, the three quotes mentioned in the talk are:
"Sometimes you gotta get a fresh pair of lenses"
"Do what makes you come alive"
and "people have a right to their opinion, and you have a right to ignore it"

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Nehemiah 2:11-18

11So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days. 12And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told I any man what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem: neither was there any beast with me, save the beast that I rode upon. 13And I went out by night by the gate of the valley, even before the dragon well, and to the dung port, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and the gates thereof were consumed with fire. 14Then I went on to the gate of the fountain, and to the king's pool: but there was no place for the beast that was under me to pass. 15Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall, and turned back, and entered by the gate of the valley, and so returned. 16And the rulers knew not whither I went, or what I did; neither had I as yet told it to the Jews, nor to the priests, nor to the nobles, nor to the rulers, nor to the rest that did the work. 17Then said I unto them, Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach. 18Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king's words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work. (KJV)

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