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Jul 09, 2017

Les Misérables

Les Misérables

Passage: Nehemiah 1:1

Speaker: Dr. Steven Laufer

Series: Living the Story: Nehemiah

Category: Sunday Sermons

Keywords: fasting, injustice, prayer, city missions

Much like Ruth, the account of Nehemiah, Cupbearer to the King of Persia, begins by illuminating a crisis. The capital city of Nehemiah’s people and the geographical seat of his faith, the city of Jerusalem, was in ruins. This awareness of the crisis of his city broke Nehemiah’s heart and drove him to pray and fast and seek the Lord. Today, every city in which a local church resides is beset with crises. They may differ from city to city and country to country, but the presence of injustice, suffering, and despair are common. The question for the local church today is, are we broken hearted about the ruins of our cities like Nehemiah was? And if so, does our broken-heartedness lead us to respond as he did?