Vision Walk Week 12: The Inspection Gate

25Mar

We reach the end of our ten part study of the gates of Nehemiah. This is the final gate for all of us: Judgement Day. But what can we learn from the, and from what Jesus taught about our final days that can prepare us for His return? Join us as we go through Jesus instructions to the 7 Churches...

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Vision Walk Week 11: The East Gate

18Mar

The next to the last gate in our "Gates of Nehemiah" study, we come now to the East Gate. In some ways, this is a gate of Waiting. Have you ever gone through a period of waiting and thought: "I don't know if I can make it?" This is your gate... BIBLE REFERENCES: Nehemiah 3:29; Matthew 21:1-3, 7-8, 10-11; Proverbs 21:30; Ezekiel 10:18-19; Ezekiel 11:22-23; Ezekiel 44:1-2; Luke 12:35-36; Psalm 119:105; Matthew 25:1-4; Exodus 30:25,30; Luke 11:9-11; 13; 1 Thessalonians 5:17-22; Ephesians 4:26-27, 29-32.

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Vision Walk Week 10: The Horse Gate

11Mar

We are moving to the final three gates now. Each of the gates of Nehemiah are gates we must go through on our walk with the Lord. Each teaches us a valuable lesson before we move on. The Horse Gate is no exception. Get ready for battle…

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Vision Walk Week 9: The Water Gate

4Mar

It might seem like heading to the water gate after having been to the fountain gate is simply more of the same… but actually the Water Gate is very different. The Water Gate is critical to our development as Christians. Here is where we discover the most important thing about being a Christian: Who Jesus really is. BIBLE REFERENCES: Nehemiah 3:15; Matthew 16:13-17; John 4:3-26; Matthew 6:27-29, 32-39; Philippians 3:8-10.

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Vision Walk Week 8: The Fountain Gate

25Feb

After a long and hard journey through the other 7 gates, we finally arrive at one that is kind of beautiful. This is the one most Christians hope to get to. It is one of beauty and power, and one that is shared between God and us — friend to friend. It is the “Fountain Gate.”

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Vision Walk Week 7: The Refuse Gate

18Feb

We come to the halfway point, with one of the most baffling gates: The Refuse Gate. (And, in this case, it is not pronounced (rəˈfyo͞oz/) but instead: (ref yo͞os) -- as in garbage.) Or, as the Hebrew sign on the gate puts it: The Dung Gate.
How in the world can that apply to the Christian Life? The answer is in the detail. And, in fact, if we don't master this gate, our Christian Life never moves forward.

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Vision Walk Week 5: The Old Gate

4Feb

We continue "walking through the gates of Nehemiah" this week. And we come to one that is often avoided by people who don't understand it. It is the Old Gate. Or, as the prophet Jeremiah puts it in Chapter 6: "Stand at the crossroads and look, ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it..." Are you ready to walk through the Old Gate?

 

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Vision Walk – Week 4: The Gates (Part 1)

28Jan

Ever come across something in the bible that seems like a useless detail? Maybe you skip over whole paragraphs wondering why in the world it was even included in the Bible to begin with. What if some of those passages we skip over actually contain a blueprint for our journey with Jesus? Join as our Nehemiah study enters “The Ten Gates.”

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Vision Walk - Week 3: Resolve

21Jan

As Nehemiah approaches his destination, he must have been excited -- over four months of planning and travel has finally led him to the doorstep of fulfilling God's destiny for his life. But before he even arrives, word reaches him that the leaders of Jerusalem have heard he is coming to assist Israel -- and they are not happy about it. Welcome to Working for the Kingdom of Heaven! Don't expect that there won't be opposition. Or as Pastor Grice puts it: Movement causes Friction...

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Vision Walk – Week 2: Opportunity

14Jan

Sometimes the backstory matters. In the book of Nehemiah, the author left us important clues that show us how to be ready when an opportunity comes along, and how to learn the most important part of the planning stage: waiting on God’s signal. Nehemiah can teach us a lot about planning for God’s Vision.

 
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