July 22 & 23, 2017
How to Handle Opposition
Rebuilt:Truths from Nehemiah to Build Your Life On, Part 4
There are wonderful lessons in Nehemiah. This week, we're learning a 'tough' lesson: those who live for God should be prepared for opposition. It's a 'tough' lesson because I don't know anyone who enjoys being on the receiving end of anger, ridicule, or threats from those opposed to God. Perhaps the opposition to a rebuilding project in Jerusalem long ago foreshadows the hatred our world has for believers today. Jesus said, “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you” (John 15:18). This weekend we'll learn how to handle opposition from Nehemiah's fourth chapter, looking to Jesus as our ultimate example to follow!