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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

April 2018

Sunday 22nd April 2018

Sunday Celebration Service  9.30am in Main Auditorium

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Kids' Football 5.30pm to 6.30pm in Gildredge House Sports Hall

Wednesday 25th April 2018

CAMEO  10.00 am to 12.00pm in Welcome Centre

Sunday 29th April 2018

5th Sunday Celebration  10.30am in Main Auditorium

May 2018

Tuesday 1st May 2018

Kids' Football 5.30pm to 6.30pm in Gildredge House Sports Hall

Sunday 6th May 2018

Sunday Celebration Service  9.30am in Main Auditorium

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

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

Tuesday 8th May 2018

Kids' Football 5.30pm to 6.30pm in Gildredge House Sports Hall

Saturday 12th May 2018

Flow Cafe  10.00am to 12.00noon in Ground Floor

Sunday 13th May 2018

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

Tuesday 15th May 2018

Kids' Football 5.30pm to 6.30pm in Gildredge House Sports Hall

Sunday 20th May 2018

Sunday Celebration Service  9.30am in Main Auditorium

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

Evening Service  5.30pm to 6.30pm in Main Auditorium

Monday 21st May 2018

Cardarama 7.30pm to 9.30pm in Welcome Centre

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Kids' Football 5.30pm to 6.30pm in Gildredge House Sports Hall

Sunday 27th May 2018

Sunday Celebration Service  9.30am in Main Auditorium

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

June 2018

Sunday 3rd June 2018

Sunday Celebration Service  9.30am in Main Auditorium

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

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

Sunday 10th June 2018

Family Service  9.30am in Main Auditorium

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

Sunday 17th June 2018

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

Evening Service  5.30pm to 6.30pm in Main Auditorium

Sunday 24th June 2018

Sunday Celebration Service  9.30am in Main Auditorium

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

July 2018

Sunday 1st July 2018

Sunday Celebration Service  9.30am in Main Auditorium

Saturday 14th July 2018

Flow Cafe  10.00am to 12.00noon in Ground Floor

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