EMMANUEL CONGREGATIONAL
CHRISTIAN CHURCH

/ Sermon Series

Worshp Service Sundays: 10:30 am

Rebuild

With 'light at the end of the tunnel' when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are acutely aware that there is no going back to the way things were.  Instead, we want to rebuild into something much better!  For this to take place, we need to carefully consider both the goal and the process of rebuilding, lest we miss out on what God has in store for us.  


To do this, we will be looking at a number of relevant lessons available to us from the story of Nehemiah.  After all, he had experience rebuilding....


Below, you will find the messages in this 5-week series, posted in order they were preached.  We hope they are of encouragement to you!


"Facing Injustice"
Pastor Sweis Ubels (May 2/21)
Does injustice intersect with the rebuilding of the church's outward movement? In this message, we look at Nehemiah 5:1-13 to see how Nehemiah faced the injustice perpetrated by the rich of his day.


"Overcoming Problems"
Pastor Sweis Ubels (April 25/21)
Different people face their problems in different ways. Some quit. Others lay blame. Still others roll up their sleeves to face the problem head on.
In this message we look at how Nehemiah overcame the problems the people faced in rebuilding the wall, and it will challenge us to learn some important lessons.


"Survey the Damage"
Pastor Sweis Ubels (April 18/21)
In this second message of our 'Rebuild' series, Pastor Sweis draws paralels between Nehemiah's survey of the damage to the walls of Jerusalem (Neh 2:11-20) and our need to do the same.


"Broken"
Pastor Sweis Ubels (April 11/21)

In this first message of the 'Rebuild' series, Pastor Sweis looks at Nehemiah's initial reaction to the bad news he receives about Jerusalem (Nehemiah 1). Besides the obvious, that the walls are broken, Nehemiah recognized that people are broken too, and so he confesses the sin of God's people, the sin of his father's family and his own.
At the end of the message, you will be led through an exercise of confession.