Nehemiah 9:6-31

My sermon notes for Wednesday night, Sept 7th.  Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. The church provides a live stream of the service each Wednesday at 6:30 on Facebook. We also provide the services through YouTube. You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.

Nehemiah 9:6-31“The Prayer for True Revival”

INTRO

  • The wall is finished.
  • Now Nehemiah prepares the people to succeed
  • Chapters 8–13 is the preparation of the spiritual people
  • A spiritual revival – A Nation/People set apart for God
  • Nehemiah continues to encourage REVIVAL within the people.
  • They acknowledged God for who He was, what He had done, and what He will continue to do.

Acknowledge God for who He is– v. 6

  • God of Creation
  • In the beginning God created – Gen. 1:1
  • You are God alone…You made

Acknowledge God for what He has done – vv. 7-30

  • Forming the nation
    • Abraham
  • Preparing the people
    • Moses/Egypt – vv. 7-8
    • Deliverance – vv. 9—15
    • Disobedience – vv. 16-18
    • Preparation – vv. 19- 22
    • Occupation – vv. 23-25
  • The cycle of sin – vv. 26-30
    • Obey
    • Wandering/Disobeying
      • Spiritual laziness
      • Lose our focus
      • Mission amnesia

Acknowledge God for what He will continue to do – vv. 31-38

  • Now therefore
    • In the present, Now, TODAY
  • Our God, great, mighty, awesome
  • YET – v. 33
    • In their sin… God has been righteous
  • It is on us.  We deserve your judgment – vv. 34-37
  • Therefore we repent – v. 38
    • Make a firm covenant (agreement)
    • Names… it is personal.
  • v. 17But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them
2 Chronicles 7:13–15
When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, [14] if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. [15] Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place. (ESV)