I’ve been preaching for about 32 years now and some books of the Bible have gone virtually untouched in my preaching. Until the beginning of 2012, that was true about the book of Nehemiah. I may have preached one or two sermons from Nehemiah through the years, but I’m not even certain of that. Last year I felt prompted to preach through the entire book of Nehemiah, but I wasn’t sure about the timing. I continued to pray about it and finally began the Nehemiah sermon series on January 1, 2012.
As anticipated, Nehemiah is full of practical, Godly leadership principles. Nehemiah’s quest to lead the Jews to restore the crumbled walls and burned gates of Jerusalem in 52 days was one of the greatest leadership ventures in history. Did you know that originally Ezra & Nehemiah were on one scroll. Later when the Jews divided the scroll they called them 1 & 2 Ezra. The chronological setting for the Books of Ezra & Nehemiah stretches from 537-433 B.C.
Over the next weeks, I will continue to work through this great book. Here are links to the video of each of the sermons in this series:
- Nehemiah: A Godly Leader
- Nehemiah: A Man of Faith
- Nehemiah: A Man with a Plan
- Nehemiah: Facing Opposition
- Nehemiah: Conflict Resolution
- Nehemiah: Desperation
- Nehemiah: Starting Over
- Nehemiah: The Word of God
- Nehemiah: Recipe for Revival
- Nehemiah: True Commitment
- Nehemiah: Dedication and Celebration
- Nehemiah: Promises