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Pray.Plan.Build.

Pray.Plan.Build.

It was late in history. The walls of Jerusalem were down and the gates were in cinders. There was much rubble. But Nehemiah, caught up in a ‘divine appointment’, offered servant-leadership, with prayer and vision, with courage and determination.
 
Nehemiah’s memoirs of the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem come at the very end of the Old Testament historical narratives, and woven into the fabric of his story are these honest cries of prayer… grieving, wrestling prayers, sometimes formal, liturgical, at other moments, short ‘arrow-prayers’, silent, right-in-front-of-the-king prayers.  Nehemiah the Israelite slave, cupbearer to the Emperor of Persia, has flashes of awareness that this is ‘the hand of God’ at work, fulfilling prophecies and covenant promises.
 
It should have been common knowledge among the Jews in the Captivity; why was it such a shock to Nehemiah that ‘the walls are down and the gates are in cinders’? Let’s consider this as an implicit form of revelation; he is blind to the situation, has a comfortable job; the LORD lays a burden on his heart, he fasts and prays, and the burden becomes a calling…a risky calling to partner with Yahweh, The-God-of-Heaven, to fulfill a chapter in the destiny of His people. Part of the calling was to overcome inertia and fatalism, defeat and shame, not only for the restoration of honor for the people of Israel, but primarily, ultimately, for God’s honor and glory!
 
By Faith
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By Faith

Hillary Porrit
Sunday 27 October 2019
This Sunday, we’ll explore the topic of ‘legacy’ as we close our October series on Nehemiah, entitled ‘Pray·Plan·Build’. This autumn, we pray that the legacy of this season will be one of sustainable fruitfulness, not only in our individual lives, but also in our whole church community. 
Opposition
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Opposition

Allen Baatsen
Sunday 20 October 2019
This Sunday we’ll hear the next message in our October series on Nehemiah, called "Pray·Plan·Build”, exploring how to deal with opposition as we build - in our personal lives and in our church community. And should you wish to dig a bit deeper, you can read the book of Nehemiah this month or Visioneering by Andy Stanley.
REBUILDING; Let Us Start this Great Work!
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REBUILDING; Let Us Start this Great Work!

Helma Aniceta
Sunday 13 October 2019
This Sunday we continue our October series on Nehemiah, called "Pray.Plan.Build". We will look at the importance of each person’s contribution to the building process. It is a reminder that all we are as individuals and as a Crossroads community, begins with prayer and requires thoughtful planning.
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