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Nehemiah Series “When Passion Prevails.”Sermon by Pastor Richard Daughtridge of Jacob’s Church near Frederick, Emmitsburg and Hagerstown Maryland

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Nehemiah Series “When Passion Prevails.” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

1.      When passion overides insult.

Neh. 2:10

When Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly that there was come a man to seek the welfare of the children of Israel.

Neh. 2:19-20

But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn, and despised us, and said, What is this thing that ye do? will ye rebel against the king? [20] Then answered I them, and said unto them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build: but ye have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.

Thick skin and a tender heart.

 2.      When passion overides fear.

Neh. 2:2 Wherefore the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid,

Neh. 2:3-4  And said unto the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers’ sepulchres, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire? [4] Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.

3.      When passion overides division.

Neh. 3:1-23

  • The Ministry
  • The Talented
  • The Workers
  • The Goldsmiths
  • The Merchants

 Mark 3:24-26 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. [25] And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. [26] And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.

Ephes. 4:2-3 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; [3] Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Ephes. 4:13  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

Ephes. 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

 4.      When Passion overrides questions.

 Neh. 4:2 And he spake before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said,

  • What do these feeble Jews?
  • will they fortify themselves?
  • will they sacrifice?
  • will they make an end in a day?
  • will they revive the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which are burned?

5.      When passion becomes a prayer,

Neh. 4:9  Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

Sermon Notes “How to pray about your problems.” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge 08/19/12 Jacob’s Church, near Gettysburg, Frederick Maryland and Hagerstown Maryland

Posted in Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on August 17, 2012 by jacobschurch

Mark 10:15
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

“How to pray about your problems.” Sermon by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

“Prayer should be as natural to a Christian as breathing air.”

Neh. 1:6   Let thine ear now be attentive, and  thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee: both I and my father’s house have sinned.

Neh. 1:10-11  Now these are thy servants and thy people, whom thou hast redeemed by thy great power, and by thy strong hand. [11] O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants, who desire to fear thy name: and prosper, I pray thee, thy servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. For I was the king’s cupbearer.

Psalm 73:28  But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all thy works.

Hebrews 11:6   But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

 Five Thoughts on Prayer

1.We have more faith when we please God   1 John 3:21-22

2.We must approach God with the right motives. Matthew 6:5-15
3.Expectation based on his word.  John 16:23.

4. Approach the Father in the name of his son Jesus .  John 14:14

5. Pray the Bible. John 15:7

6. Come as a little child. Mark 10:15

Matthew 21:22  And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

Mark 11:22-24  And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. [23] For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. [24] Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Praise  Worship is expressing to God our love maintaining relationship.

Request     Be specific like the old spiritual, “Tell him what you want”.

Authorization    Jesus is the mediator of the new covenant. There is power in this name.

Yield   Allow the Holy Spirit to bring to your remembrance unfinished business.

John 15:7  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.