Timberlake Church Message Podcast

Rebuild | Week 3

August 22, 2021 Timberlake Church Season 2021 Episode 33
Timberlake Church Message Podcast
Rebuild | Week 3
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Timberlake Online | 08.22.21 | Rebuild | Week 3 | Ben SIgman

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Pastor Ben Sigman

August 22, 2021

   

REBUILD – SURVIVING YOUR SUCCESS

 

Give your servant success today by granting him favor…

Nehemiah 1:11 (NIV)

 

So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of Elul, in fifty-two days.

Nehemiah 6:15 (NIV)

 

THE POTENIAL PITFALLS OF SUCCESS

 

1. ARROGANCE  

 

2. DISCONTENTEDNESS  

 

3. DISTORTED VALUES

 

HOW TO SURVIVE SUCCESS

(OR COME BACK FROM A FAILURE)

 

1. Stay HUNGRY

 

All the people came together as one in the square before the Water Gate. They told Ezra the teacher of the Law to bring out the Book of the Law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded for Israel.

Nehemiah 8:1-2 (NIV)

 

2. Strive to PRACTICE HUMILITY

 

FOUR PRACTICES OF HUMBLE PEOPLE  

 

A. BIBLE ENGAGEMENT

 

The Levites ... instructed the people in the Law while the people were standing there. They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read.      

Nehemiah 8:7-8 (NIV)

 

B. Regular WORSHIP

 

Ezra praised the Lord, the great God; and all the people lifted their hands and responded, “Amen! Amen!” Then they bowed down and worshiped the Lord...                                                                                 Nehemiah 8:6 (NIV)

 

 

C. Honest CONFESSION

 

Because of our sins ... we are in great distress.

Nehemiah 9:37 (NIV)

 

D. Renewed COMMITMENTS

 

“We assume the responsibility for carrying out the commands...”

Nehemiah 10:32 (NIV)

 

3. Seek real JOY  

 

Then Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and teacher of the Law, and the Levites who were instructing the people said to them all, “This day is holy to the Lord your God. Do not mourn or weep.” For all the people had been weeping as they listened to the words of the Law. Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.’”

Nehemiah 8:9-10 (NIV)

 

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