From Nehemiah we see ways to deal with those who criticize and oppose change that we are leading.

Pastor Keith Griswold teaches from the Book of Nehemiah, Chapter 4.

To open today’s worship, we read from Psalms 111:1-7.

Sing along to our opening hymn, “Oh Worship the King,” by Robert Grant.

HOW TO DEAL WITH OPPOSITION (In a Christian manner)

Keep Praying About It

  • Nehemiah 4:4
  • Matthew 5:44
  • Luke 6:28

Here’s an especially appropriate hymn for today’s message – What A Friend We Have in Jesus, by Joseph Scriven and Charles Crozat Converse.

Keep Your Eye On the Ball

  • Nehemiah 4:6

Keep Your Guard Up

  • Nehemiah 4:7-8a
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:22 – Don’t be in a position to be open to criticism
  • Matthew 6:13 – Be on guard in the spiritual realm
  • Ephesians 6:11-12
  • Ephesians 6:16

Remember What’s Really Important

  • Nehemiah 4:14-15

When faced with opposition, we need to remember we should not fight back, but we should keep our eye on the ball, keep our guard up, and remember who we are doing the work for.  We’re doing it to bring glory to God.

We close today with Sent Forth by God’s Blessing, by Omer Westendorf.


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