To be used by God requires that we be willing. Pastor Keith Griswold begins a 6-week exploration of Nehemiah. This week he focuses on Chapter 1.

We open today with a reading from Psalm 122:6-9. Think, not only of Jerusalem, but of Washington DC and our nation.

What is the kind of person that God want to use to accomplish His goals? Willingness!

Today’s opening hymn is “The Gift of Love,” by Hal Hopson.

Be Willing to Become More than You Are

  • Nehemiah 1:11

A Willingness to Have a Broken Heart

  • Nehemiah 1:4a
  • Isaiah 1:17
  • Jeremiah 22:3
  • Nehemiah 1:4b

Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God.

Robert Pierce

Be Willing to Be a Change Agent

  • A “change agent” is an individual who seeks to instigate and manage change in an organization.  They see a need or concern that needs to be addressed and take responsibility for it.
  • God uses people who are willing to be used.

We close today’s worship with the song “Here I Am Lord,” by Dan Schutte. Listen carefully to the words… what is your answer?

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