God’s People in Time of Crisis – Herb Codington

2020-5-10 Main Sermon
Nehemiah 1:1-11
Nehemiah – an activist – rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem
but also a man of prayer – 12 references to prayer in the book
What does his prayer tell us about Nehemiah’s (my) God?
• supreme or transcendent Creator (great and awe-inspiring God)
• a covenant-making and -keeping God with tenderness, care and mercy
• trustworthy, a God of Truth
Nehemiah’s prayer
• prayer of emotion – feelings can serve as a barometer for our spirit
• prayer of concern
• prayer of corporate responsibility – identifies with the sins of others
• prayer of remembrance
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