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Jesus said, “I will build My church.” (Matt. 16:18).

The Big Idea: Noah. Moses. Ezra. Nehemiah.  What did these four men have in common?  They were building an invisible Kingdom, and nothing was going to stop them from accomplishing that task.  What did they see and know that gave them the passion to build, when others around them had doubts, got discouraged, or wanted to give up?

Let’s consider this theme in the lives of these four Bible heroes.

Noah:

Moses:

Ezra:

Nehemiah:

Building in the Scriptures:

The Challenge:

Who are we as a church?  Why are we here?  And where are we going?

We’re not here to build a building.  We’re here to build people, and build the Kingdom.

“And John, calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to Jesus, saying, 'Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?'  When the men had come to Him, they said, 'John the Baptist has sent us to You, saying, Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?’  And that very hour He cured many of infirmities, afflictions, and evil spirits; and to many blind He gave sight.  Jesus answered and said to them, 'Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them.'”  (Luke 7:19-22)

Closing:

Adapted from sermons by Chris Jordan

Pastor Pete