September 30, 2018 ~ Pastor Gerry Koning

This message begins a series of sermons from the book of Nehemiah about the rebuilding of the fallen walls of Jerusalem, which was really all part of preparing the way for our Lord, Jesus Christ. The news about the wall that comes to Nehemiah while he is in Susa is not good, but Nehemiah prays and the bad news is turned to good news when Artexerxes gives generous permission to Nehemiah and Nehemiah takes great risk to go to Jerusalem to rebuild the walls. Nehemiah goes to Jerusalem to secretly survey the walls and then is able to proceed with confidence in the rebuilding, assured that God will grant him success because he understands that this is all part God's plan of salvation for the world.