Nehemiah 9-10. When a delegation from Jerusalem arrives in Persia with a message for the Jewish community there, they look for Nehemiah. Nehemiah is the respected leader, probably because he’s deeply spiritual and has an important position in the government. The message is that Jerusalem is still in ruins, the walls are still broken down, and the gates are still in dis-repair. Nehemiah travels to Jerusalem and after surveying the situation and praying for God’s wisdom, he develops a strategy to remedy the monumental task. Immediately he faces opposition, but Nehemiah is a prayer warrior and in less than two months the city is fortified. In this sermon Pastor Barry shares some specific things we learn about prayer through Nehemiah’s experience.


We inherently feel the call to live for something bigger than ourselves, to become people who impact the world in a positive way. But many of us lack the faith to respond to that call. God is still using ordinary people to do extraordinary things for Him! In this sermon series drawing on the lives and faith experiences of ordinary people, Pastor Barry will encourage, inspire, and help us examine our lives and take practical, real-world steps to deepen our own faith and trust in God.