The book of Nehemiah is more than just the technical history of Israel. It is the story of a sovereign God who delights in using human means to accomplish His plans and purposes. Babylonian and Persian kings, Jewish priests and prophets, nobles and peasants, craftsmen and cupbearers are all caught up in the divine drama of redemption that began the day Adam and Eve brought ruin to humanity. Nehemiah was given a taste of Jesus’s burden for Jerusalem. He was invited to follow and risk. He was called to add his few lines to God’s story of rebuilding.
This is where we are invited to step into the story of Nehemiah. We are invited, as Nehemiah was, to find our place in God’s great plan to rebuild, renew, and restore all things through His Son Jesus. Rich and poor, pastor or single-mom, all of the people of God are invited to participate in the Great Scheme of redemption.
As we dig into this book, our first hope and prayer is that you would see the greater Nehemiah who died and rose to rebuild, renew, and restore all things. Our second hope is that you would taste Jesus’ love and burden for you, for His church, and for your city; He cares about the broken walls and broken lives. Our third hope is that you would play your role. May you find your place in Jesus’ work to rebuild, renew, and restore!
In the final sermon of Rebuild. Renew. Restore., Pastor Josh Kouri takes us through the last chapter of Nehemiah. After discovering the revival has ended and the people have begun breaking God’s law, Nehemiah responds in a rage and tries… Read more »
In Nehemiah 10-12 we see spiritual renewal in Israel overflow into worship that is so loud that the all the cities around Jerusalem hear and take notice. Josh Kouri points us to the power that our worship of Jesus can… Read more »
Josh Kouri teaches from Nehemiah chapter 11 in the series Rebuild. Renew. Restore. The people of Jerusalem gathered in the streets to hear the word of God, hungry to know more of Him through this reading. They desired more than… Read more »
Teaching Pastor Andrew Burkhart leads us through Nehemiah chapter 7 in the series Renew. Rebuild. Restore. Like several chapters in Nehemiah, it is filled with a long list of names. The significance of the list is to show that people… Read more »
Teaching Pastor Andrew Burkhart leads us through Rebuild. Renew. Restore. part 8. In Nehemiah 5 people were suffering because of the greed of the wealthy Jewish nobles. Nehemiah steps in and lovingly confronts the sin being committed, as well as… Read more »
In part 7 of ‘Rebuild. Renew. Restore.’ Josh Kouri preaches from Nehemiah 4, which is a practical handbook for the work of revival and reformation. Nehemiah sees the sobering reality of Jerusalem’s rubble, but does not allow the Enemy’s seeds… Read more »
Josh Kouri continues with part 5 of Rebuild. Renew. Restore. We find Nehemiah facing resistance and warfare as he begins answering God’s call to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem. Because we are followers of Jesus on mission, we should expect… Read more »
In part 4 of our Rebuild. Renew. Restore. series, Josh Kouri preaches from Neh. 2:1-8. Nehemiah is living within the tension of his calling and his confirmation as he waits on the Lord and tests his calling. For all of… Read more »