JULY 9, 2017

SERMON TITLE: A WORLD CHANGER FINISHES STRONG
SERMON THEME: THE NEED TO AVOID DISTRACTIONS
SERMON TEXT: NEHEMIAH 6:1-7

 

INTRODUCTION: HOW DO YOU REMAIN FOCUSED AND FINISH STRONG IN SPITE OF DISTRACTIONS?

EPHESIANS 6:10-11, NEHEMIAH 6:1  

THE CLOSER YOU GET TO DOING WHAT GOD WANTS DONE, THE HARDER YOUR ENEMY WILL FIGHT TO STOP YOU.

 

I) YOUR DETRACTORS WILL TRY TO DISTRACT YOU
NEHEMIAH 6:2, NEHEMIAH 6:3-4       

            A) BY FLATTERY--NEHEMIAH WOULD NOT COME DOWN FROM THE WALL

            B) BY MISGUIDED PRIORITIES--MAKING BIG DEALS OUT OF SMALL DEALS

 

II) YOUR DETRACTORS WILL TRY TO DISCREDIT YOU
NEHEMIAH 6:5-7,  JAMES 4:11, NEHEMIAH 6:8-9, COLOSSIANS 2:8 

            A) BY SPREADING RUMORS

            B) BY TEMPTING YOU TO COMPROMISE

 

III) YOUR DETRACTORS WILL TRY TO RE-DIRECT YOU
NEHEMIAH 6:10-13, NEHEMIAH 6:14-15

            A) BY THREATS--GO TO THE TEMPLE TO SAVE YOUR LIFE

            B) BY INTIMIDATION---SO NEHEMIAH WOULD SIN
   

CONCLUSION: THOSE WHO ARE MOST SUCCESSFUL ARE ALWAYS THOSE WHO ARE MOST FOCUSED