Sermons on Nehemiah

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Text:  Nehemiah 13:1-3 This Sunday precedes our national holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and we will be looking at a very racist text in the book of Nehemiah.  It concludes with the words, “When the people heard the law, they separated from Israel all those of foreign descent.”  That strategy would be difficult today given that most of us, with the exception of Native Americans, are of foreign descent.  I heard a story the other day about a…

“This Is the Day That the Lord Has Made, Let Us Rejoice and Be Glad in It.”

 Text: Nehemiah 8:11-12  10 Nehemiah said, “This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn or weep…go your way, eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions of them to those for whom nothing is prepared, for this day is holy to our Lord, and do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. In these strange days in which we find ourselves, saying “let us rejoice” may seem a little…