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Nehemiah was a butler turned leader, an old testament character who, although in exile, had a deep concern for his own people, the Jews. When the opportunity came to make a difference he took his courage in both hands and embarked on a roller-coaster project to rebuild the walls of the city he loved – Jerusalem. His structured thinking and good management of people meant the wall was built in record time in spite of dire obstacles. In these morning talks we extract the principles that can apply to us in the twenty-first century and see what this ancient event has to say to leaders, managers, Christians disciples, the nation and the world at large.

1 Prayer changes things

Nehemiah's consistent praying paved the way for God to begin the work using the most unlikely people – including a secular King to whim Nehemiah was the butler.

Nehemiah 1

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2 The depressed man and the sovereign God

Nehemiah 2:1-10

Here we will see Nehemiah’s bravery and boldness as he makes the big ask of a king and sees God working behind the royal decrees. We also discover how Nehemiah was typical of men who suffer a reactive depression and how God dealt with it.

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3 When you're ridiculed for doing the right thing

05/02/12

Nehemiah 2:11-20

After a good start Nehemiah's workforce are derided. Here we see how to handle ridicule.

4 Managing teams for God

12/02/12

Nehemiah 3

Today we will see the spiritual impact of a structure as the workers are divided into teams. We see how Nehemiah used people's gifts and how everyone took part, even in they weren't particularly suited to the task because there was a bigger vision to be aspired to.

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5 When the going gets tough

4/11/08

Nehemiah 4

Opposition is sometimes God's way of refining us. This building project was opposed by the locals. Here you will see how a Godly leader needs to be resilient and focused in his own life in order to be able to lead others.

6 Nehemiah and the internal fight

Nehemiah 5

Nehemiah became was keenly aware of the risk of exploitation and opposition from within. He acted decisively to eliminate it and shows how we can do the same?

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7 Completing the wall

11/03/12 (Reflective)

Nehemiah 6:15 – 7:3

Finishing the job was not just a practical achievement, it was a spiritual triumph.

8 Revival

Nehemiah 8

Rediscovering God's word provided the trigger for a spiritual renewal in the city once the walls were almost complete. Without this spiritual impetus the project would not have been completed. See how important knowing and living God's word is.

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9 Confession

25/03/12

Nehemiah 9

Confessing our wrong-doing has a powerful cleansing effect as soon as God's word takes root in our lives.

10 Celebration!

01/04/12

Nehemiah 12:27 – 13:31

How to craft the festivities when it's God we're celebrating.

This week at Victoria

November 2017

Thursday 23rd November 2017

Women's Fellowship  2.45 pm in Wigner Room

Nineveh Prayer Group 7.30 pm to 9.00pm in Welcome Centre

Friday 24th November 2017

Vicky Bees  10:00 am to 11.45am in Lower Floor Suite

Kids' Club  5.00pm to 6.30pm in Main Hall

Friday Night Youth  7.00pm to 8.30pm in Main Hall

Sunday 26th November 2017

Sunday Celebration Service  9.30 am in Main Auditorium

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15 am in Main Auditorium

Monday 27th November 2017

Vicky Bees  10:00 am to 11.45am in Lower Floor Suite

Tuesday 28th November 2017

Soaking in the Spirit 7.30pm to 9.00pm in John Butcher Room

Wednesday 29th November 2017

CAMEO  10.00 am to 12.00pm in Welcome Centre

Vicky Bees  10:00 am to 11.45am in Lower Floor Suite

Boys' Brigade  7.00pm to 9.00pm in Main Hall

Thursday 30th November 2017

Women's Fellowship  2.45 pm in Wigner Room

December 2017

Friday 1st December 2017

Kids' Club  5.00pm to 6.30pm in Main Hall

Friday Night Youth  7.00pm to 8.30pm in Main Hall

Sunday 3rd December 2017

Sunday Celebration Service  9.30 am in Main Auditorium

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15 am in Main Auditorium

Encounter - Worship Event  5.30pm to 6.30pm in Main Auditorium

Monday 4th December 2017

Cardarama 7.30pm to 9.30pm in Welcome Centre

CLT Meeting 7.30pm to 9.30pm in Main Hall

Wednesday 6th December 2017

CAMEO  10.00 am to 12.00pm in Welcome Centre

Boys' Brigade  7.00pm to 9.00pm in Main Hall

Thursday 7th December 2017

Mens' Fellowship  10.15 am in Wigner Room

Women's Fellowship  2.45 pm in Wigner Room

Nineveh Prayer Group 7.30 pm to 9.00pm in Welcome Centre

Friday 8th December 2017

Kids' Club  5.00pm to 6.30pm in Main Hall

Friday Night Youth  7.00pm to 8.30pm in Main Hall

Saturday 9th December 2017

Flow Cafe  10.00am to 12.00noon in Ground Floor

Sunday 10th December 2017

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15 am in Main Auditorium

Evening Service  5.30pm to 6.30pm in Main Auditorium

Wednesday 13th December 2017

CAMEO (with lunch)  10.00 am to 12.00pm in Welcome Centre

Boys' Brigade  7.00pm to 9.00pm in Main Hall

Thursday 14th December 2017

Women's Fellowship  2.45 pm in Wigner Room

Friday 15th December 2017

Kids' Club  5.00pm to 6.30pm in Main Hall

Friday Night Youth  7.00pm to 8.30pm in Main Hall

Sunday 17th December 2017

Sunday Celebration Service  9.30 am in Main Auditorium

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15 am in Main Auditorium

Monday 18th December 2017

Cardarama 7.30pm to 9.30pm in Welcome Centre

CLT Meeting 7.30pm to 9.30pm in Main Hall

Wednesday 20th December 2017

CAMEO  10.00 am to 12.00pm in Welcome Centre

Boys' Brigade  7.00pm to 9.00pm in Main Hall

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