Nehemiah 1:1-11

My sermon notes for Wednesday night, May 18th.  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 1:1-11

INTRO

  • Nehemiah is a Godly man that accomplished much.
  • Nehemiah is often referred to as a great book on leadership.
  • Tonight let us consider the Godly Leader and their relationship with God  (their prayer life and devotion)

A Kingdom Concern vv. 1-3

News came for Jerusalem

  • His heart was focused on God’s Kingdom
    • God’s rule and reign through His people
  • He was devoted to God.
  • Seeking after God

A Kingdom Petition vv. 4-11

The Attitude of his Prayer – v.4

  • Brokenness
  • Reverence
  • Presence (He was aware of the holiness of God

The  Content of his Prayer

  • Adoration – v. 5
  • Confession – vv. 6-7
  • Thanksgiving – vv. 8-10
    • Deut 28-30 – Judgement and Blessing
    • He knew God would forgive and restore… if they obeyed
  • Supplication
    • Prov. 21:1 – God moves the hearts of kings.

The Persistence of his Prayer

  • 2:1 – 5 months later