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Message Notes (Sep 29)

The Good Work - When We Can't Take it Anymore

The Good Work

When We Can't Take It Anymore

Nehemiah 2:18 NKJV


18 ...Then they set their hands to this good work.

Nehemiah 1:2 NKJV


2 that Hanani one of my brethren came with men from Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews who had escaped,

who had survived the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem.

Nehemiah 1:3 NKJV

3 ..."The survivors who are left from the captivity in the province are there in great distress and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem is also broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.

How do you begin the good work?

1) Sit down to cry


Nehemiah 1:4 NKJV


4 So it was, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept,

What breaks your heart?

How do you begin the good work?

2) Kneel down to pray

Nehemiah 1:4 NKJV

... and mourned for many days; I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven.

Nehemiah 1:5-6 NKJV

And I said: “I pray, Lord God of heaven, O great and awesome God, You who keep Your covenant and mercy with those who love You and observe Your commandments, 

please let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open, that You may hear the prayer of Your servant which I pray before You now, day and night, for the children of Israel Your servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel ...

Nehemiah 1:11 NKJV

11 O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your name; and let Your servant prosper this day, I pray, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.”

What breaks your heart?

3) Stand up and act

Nehemiah 2:4,5 NKJV

Then the king said to me, “What do you request?”

So I prayed to the God of heaven. 

And I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor in your sight, I ask that you send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ tombs, that I may rebuild it.”

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