Nehemiah 5:14-19; Humility and Hospitality
It is interesting to be in the front row to watch Josh‘s sermons come together. Some weeks the creative process seems to come together effortlessly, and some weeks, like this past one, seem to rumble around and take on many forms before it is complete.
And so here it is, in the final form, if you would like to listen: Humility and Hospitality.
Josh started this weeks sermon asking everyone to write down their top 3 – 5 goals for life. He mentioned that there are typically 2 problems with our “bucket lists”, we want them done NOW or we start them, but never seem to find the time or energy to finish them. Typically great things in life do not happen instantly. (Think of your best glass of Kool-aid vs. if you are of age the best glass of wine you have ever tasted, or, and this is a no brainer, instant coffee vs. a french press cup)
But I digress: Nehemiah has lived his whole life in Persia, Jerusalem’s walls have been torn down for 141 years, but when Nehemiah hears from his friends about the plight of the walls he is broken. Josh then takes us on Nehemiah’s journey into becoming what Jesus would have him become so that the doing flows out of that. This sermon is definitely worth a listen, especially if you are wanting to discern God’s will for your life. And who does not want to know what they should be doing with their lives!