“Spiritual Game of Life” Nehemiah 2:1-8

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This past week our nation had the opportunity to watch the Tampa Buccaneers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs in the Superbowl.  Win or lose, what an experience it must have been for those that were playing in that game.  Imagine the excitement of being on the field, and the camaraderie that all of the players shared together in that moment. Unfortunately, only a select few have the chance to play in the Superbowl, but all of us must be ready for the game of life!  Listen today as Pastor breaks down Nehemiah 2:1-8 and teaches about why it’s important to make sure that we are playing with the right teammate(s), and how there is no glory just standing on the sideline.

Our Bible text for Today’s Message is from Nehemiah 2:1-8

Artaxerxes Sends Nehemiah to Jerusalem

In the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was brought for him, I took the wine and gave it to the king. I had not been sad in his presence before, so the king asked me, “Why does your face look so sad when you are not ill? This can be nothing but sadness of heart.”

I was very much afraid, but I said to the king, “May the king live forever! Why should my face not look sad when the city where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins, and its gates have been destroyed by fire?”

The king said to me, “What is it you want?”

Then I prayed to the God of heaven, and I answered the king, “If it pleases the king and if your servant has found favor in his sight, let him send me to the city in Judah where my ancestors are buried so that I can rebuild it.”

Then the king, with the queen sitting beside him, asked me, “How long will your journey take, and when will you get back?” It pleased the king to send me; so I set a time.

I also said to him, “If it pleases the king, may I have letters to the governors of Trans-Euphrates, so that they will provide me safe-conduct until I arrive in Judah? And may I have a letter to Asaph, keeper of the royal park, so he will give me timber to make beams for the gates of the citadel by the temple and for the city wall and for the residence I will occupy?” And because the gracious hand of my God was on me, the king granted my requests.

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