The text this week is Nehemiah 4:1-15. Nehemiah and those who returned from Babylon are building the walls, but they face mockery and threats that lead to discouragement and fear. The worship theme is ‘The Lord is Mighty and Awesome,’ because that truth is the antidote to this fear. The visual theme is ruins, because the text is set in the ruins of Jerusalem.
Here is the link to the Youtube playlist: 151025 Heart Prep
Psalm 99:1-3 The LORD reigns; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake! 2The LORD is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples. 3Let them praise your great and awesome name! Holy is he!
The Sorrows of Death – by David Jackson, no video
Deuteronomy 7:17-21 “If you say in your heart, ‘These nations are greater than I. How can I dispossess them?’ 18you shall not be afraid of them but you shall remember what the LORD your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt, 19the great trials that your eyes saw, the signs, the wonders, the mighty hand, and the outstretched arm, by which the LORD your God brought you out. So will the LORD your God do to all the peoples of whom you are afraid. 20Moreover, the LORD your God will send hornets among them, until those who are left and hide themselves from you are destroyed. 21You shall not be in dread of them, for the LORD your God is in your midst, a great and awesome God.
2 Chronicles 20:15 And he said, “Listen, all Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: Thus says the LORD to you, ‘Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but God’s.
The Battle Belongs to the Lord
Lead On O King Eternal – Hymn #483
It is Well – Bethel Music