Sunday, February 27, 2022

How Christians Comfort Each Other - Nathan Rages

In 2Corinthians 1:3-7, the Apostle describes how Christians give comfort to each other, teaching these three main truths:
1. God Himself is our Comforter.
2. Those who’ve received God’s comfort can then give it to others.
3. This God-centered comfort will be effective.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Motivating God's People to Do God's Work - Nathan Rages

In Nehemiah 2:16-18, this remarkable leader met with the influential men of Jerusalem to convince them to join him in the massive wall-building project.  In that meeting Nehemiah did four things which contributed greatly to his success -- things *we* can imitate to more effectively influence others toward righteous labor:  
1. He exposed the problem.
2. He identified himself with others. 
3. He pointed everyone to God. 
4. He called for specific, united action.

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Sunday, February 13, 2022

Diagnosis, Discretion, and Doing - Nathan Rages

Curiously, when Nehemiah arrived at Jerusalem he secretly inspected the city walls during the night.  His description of the inspection process (2:11-16) illustrates several major practical principles for us:
1. Diagnosis - getting a clear, firsthand understanding of the problem.
2. Discretion - being careful with communication and trust.
3. Doing - being ready to take action without being bogged-down by analysis.

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Celebrating a Special Collection - Nathan Rages

1Chron. 29:1-22 describes a special collection King David initiated for the construction of the Temple.  The successful collection was then followed by a worshipful celebration.  Throughout the passage, these four main things were happening: 
1. God was exalted (v1,10-13,16,18,20-22).
2. People were humbled (v14-16).
3. Hearts were revealed (v3,6,9,17-19).
4. Joy was expressed (v9,17,22).