Mobilizing the church

—The Story of Rebuilding Jerusalem

  • Andrew Fountain – Jan 14, 2018

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Mobilize Everyone

A story that happened over 2000 years ago has a lot to teach us about Newlife church today

  1. The Jerusalem problem
  2. Victory
  3. Relevance to Newlife Church

The Church

  • Every part is needed and valued
  • Depending on the Power of Jesus in Prayer


  • Jerusalem is a picture of the church
  • They loved Jerusalem—Psalm 137
    1. How shall we sing the LORD’s song
            In a foreign land?
    2. If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
            Let my right hand forget its skill!
    3. If I do not remember you,
            Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth—
      If I do not exalt Jerusalem
            Above my chief joy.


  • One day Nehemiah got news about the state of Jerusalem
  • He was very upset and prayed: Nehemiah 1
  • The King asked him a question: Nehemiah 2:1–4
    • prayer answered more than he could ask or think
  • This book is like his personal journal, written as the Spirit inspired it
  • Three points:
    1. The Events
    2. The Labour
    3. The Battle

2. The Labour

  • We are all called to help build it
  • Nehemiah 3
  • They each had their own part to build, not just “workmen” but...
  • priests v.1, goldsmiths & perfumers v.8, merchants v.32, daughters v.12
  • But some thought it was beneath them (v.5)

3. The Battle

  • There is nothing the Devil hates more than Christ’s church
  • First he attacked directly Nehemiah 4
  • Satan tries to attach the local church, e.g.
    • sickness
    • personality conflicts
  • don’t be surprised! —We will meet opposition and discouragements

Conclusion: Nehemiah 6

  1. So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of Elul, in fifty-two days.
  2. And it happened, when all our enemies heard of it, and all the nations around us saw these things, that they were very disheartened in their own eyes; for they perceived that this work was done by our God.

Takeaways for Newlife

  • Mobilize:
  • always praying
  • always be on guard
  • encourage each other
  • ready to help
  • Not be too proud to do the humblest tasks
  • Everyone involved (according to their ability)