What does apathy look like in a congregation of the Lord’s people?
How much of our church structure is based on scripture, and how much is tradition?
Immediately upon creation, man was given work to do. It has been this way ever since.
We are baptized because it is our duty as Christians to obey the commandments of Christ given to us in His word, the Bible. We are granted salvation of our sins but with the condition that we obey Christ in all things, just as God's promise of Canaan was conditional.
“Nations will fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth will fear your glory. For the Lord builds up Zion; he appears in his glory; he regards the prayer of the destitute and does not despise their prayer.”
Most of us will never be in quite the same situation as Nehemiah and his countrymen ... but almost all of us will face some sort of opposition when we start working for God’s kingdom. How will you respond? Will you give up?
Nehemiah took the initiative to start a work that he could not, and did not try to, finish alone.