In our Sunday small groups, we are studying the life of Nehemiah; “Nehemiah: Building a Life of Service.” The point of last week’s lesson was, Serving God requires intentionality. In other words, serving God is not done with leftovers. To serve God we must intentionally plan to serve God.
When given the opportunity to rebuild Jerusalem’s wall, Nehemiah knew this would take planning. He had to gather resources, secure, motivate workers, and provide protection. It was a difficult situation.
Planning is quite biblical. When Nehemiah prepared to present his request to the king, he had a plan ready in case the king granted it. When he arrived in Jerusalem, he made more plans to rebuild the city walls.
Serving God requires intentional planning. We see that point illustrated in the life of Nehemiah. We understand the point as something we should apply.
That is the lesson and here is an application: What are your plans (intentions) for serving God through The Ridge Church this year? The church year begins September 1st. What are your plans (intentions) for supporting the ministries and programs and activities of The Ridge Church?
Where would you like to serve? What would you like to do?
- Can we count on you to participate?
- Can we count on your financial support?
- Can we count on your enthusiasm?
- Can we count on your prayer support? In praying, Nehemiah became the answer to his own prayer.
What are your plans and intentions for serving God through The Ridge Church?
We Labor Together with God, Wes