Sermons by Bill Young

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All In on Holiness (Nehemiah 13:1-31)

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All In on Holiness Nehemiah 13:1-31   “But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.’” I Peter 1:15-16 Context:  Nehemiah was so concerned about the spiritual vitality of the restored community that he radically confronted their sin [...]

All In On Worship (Nehemiah 11:1-12:47)

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All In On Worship   Context:  The blessing of a rebuilt Jerusalem moved the faithful to courageously live in Jerusalem. The blessing of revival in the nation moved the faithful to give authentic and celebratory public praise to God for His goodness to them in restoring the spiritual center of Israel. Nehemiah 11:1-12:47   When [...]

All In on Obeying God’s Word (Nehemiah 9:38-10:39)

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All In on Obeying God’s Word Nehemiah 9:38-10:39   Background: After the completion of the wall in Jerusalem the restored community was attentive to the reading of the Law and they responded with confession of sin and committed themselves to obeying the Law of Moses.   Note: Nehemiah publicly recorded the names of those who [...]

All in on Confession! (Nehemiah 9:1-37)

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All in on Confession! Nehemiah 9:1-37   The Problem:  Unconfessed sin ruins everything.  “We are in great distress.” 9:36-37   The Confession:  When the word of God reveals to us our sin we must respond in humble confession. 9:1-5   God’s Character:  When we humbly confess our sin we know that our loving God is [...]

All in on the Word of God (Nehemiah 7:4-8:18)

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All in on the Word of God Nehemiah 7:4-8:18   Context:  Nehemiah was directed by the Lord to list those who courageously returned to the Promised Land after the exile to identify who was qualified to populate a rebuilt Jerusalem.     7:4-73   The unified assembly of the restored community invited Ezra to read publicly the [...]

Opposition and Being ALL IN! Part 2 (Nehemiah 6:1-7:3)

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Opposition and Being ALL IN! Part 2 Nehemiah 6:1-7:3   The enemies of the work of God tried to intimidate Nehemiah to keep him from completing the wall. Nehemiah 6:1-7:3   You can answer the critics of the work of God by following the example of Nehemiah: v  Stay focused on what God has called [...]

All In As A Servant Leader (Nehemiah 5:1-19)

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All In as a Servant Leader Nehemiah 5:1-19   Servant leaders actively listen to the needs of those they lead.  5:1-6   Servant leaders confront those who are selfishly taking advantage of the faithful. Vv. 7-8   Servant leaders challenge the faithful to do what pleases God. Vv. 9, 11-13   Servant leaders sacrificially deny [...]

Opposition and Being ALL IN! (Nehemiah 4:1-23)

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Opposition and Being ALL IN! Nehemiah 4:1-23   The Threat:   The people were discouraged because of opposition. 4:1-3, 7-8,11 The people were discouraged because they were exhausted. 4:10a The people were discouraged because the work seemed overwhelming. 4:10b The people were discouraged because of the message from their neighbors.  4:12 The response:   Nehemiah [...]

All In from the Heart (Nehemiah 2:17-18; 3:1-32; 4:6)

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All In from the Heart Nehemiah 2:17-18; 3:1-32; 4:6   Context: The people enthusiastically engaged in the rebuilding of the wall in order to accomplish the plan of God for restoring Jerusalem as the spiritual center of the nation.   The people confidently responded to the plan of God to rebuild the wall because Nehemiah [...]

All in on the Mission (Nehemiah 2:1-20)

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All in on the Mission Nehemiah 2:1-20   Nehemiah’s Story: Nehemiah’s dependence on the Lord: gave him confidence to pursue rebuilding Jerusalem. 2:1-5 gave him favor with the King.  2:6-9 guided his mission. 2:11-15 gave him partners in the mission. 2:16-18 gave him courage to face the opposition. 2:10, 19-20   Your Story: Dependence on [...]