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Slide 2 Review Protecting Our Zeal Ways to Protect Our Fire: Ways to Protect Our Fire: Dont be fooled by Satans lies Recovering from Burnout Slide 3 Review Protecting Our Zeal Recovering from Burnout: Recovering from Burnout: Spend time alone with God (Heat) Speak honestly to God (Heat) See God working in His ways (Fuel) Set out for the next act of service (Fuel) Understand that we are never alone (Environment) Slide 4 Changing the World Where We Are The Necessity of Letting Our Light Shine Mt. 5:14-16 Mt. 5:14-16 Compare with Jn. 8:12; Jn. 9:4-5 Christians are the light of the world "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Slide 5 Changing the World Where We Are Mt. 5:16 Mt. 5:16 Acts 9:36 Acts 9:36 Rom. 13:3 Rom. 13:3 Eph. 2:10 Eph. 2:10 1 Tim. 2:10 1 Tim. 2:10 1 Tim. 5:10 1 Tim. 5:10 1 Tim. 5:25 1 Tim. 5:25 1 Tim. 6:18 1 Tim. 6:18 Tit. 2:14 Tit. 2:14 Tit. 3:8, 14 Tit. 3:8, 14 Heb. 10:24 Heb. 10:24 1 Pet. 2:12 1 Pet. 2:12 Are Good Works Necessary? Slide 6 Changing the World Where We Are Are Good Works Necessary? Jas. 2:14ff Jas. 2:14ff Example in vv. 15-16? Mt. 25:34ff Slide 7 Changing the World Where We Are Praying for Open Doors & Walking Through Open doors for churches (Rev. 3:8) Open doors for churches (Rev. 3:8) Open doors for individuals (1 Cor. 16:8- 9; 2 Cor. 2:12; Col. 4:2-4) Open doors for individuals (1 Cor. 16:8- 9; 2 Cor. 2:12; Col. 4:2-4) The results of walking through open doors (Acts 17:6) The results of walking through open doors (Acts 17:6) Slide 8 5 Keys: Making a Difference - Nehemiah Commitment: Determine to Make a Difference Problems in Judah? (1:3, 5-7) Problems in Judah? (1:3, 5-7) Which problem first? (2:3-5) Which problem first? (2:3-5) Focus on areas that tap into passions/strengths Focus on areas that tap into passions/strengths How was Nehemiah affected? (2:1-3) How was Nehemiah affected? (2:1-3) REMEMBER: HOW we use our zeal to address these areas MUST be with Gods authority. (Zeal fueled by wisdom) Slide 9 5 Keys: Making a Difference - Nehemiah Communication: Speak with Clarity Where did Nehemiah go FIRST? (2:4) Where did Nehemiah go FIRST? (2:4) What did he do NEXT (2:11-16) What did he do NEXT (2:11-16) How did he communicate his plan to others? (2:17-18) How did he communicate his plan to others? (2:17-18) How did he communicate when plans were altered? (4:16-23; cf. 4:7-8) How did he communicate when plans were altered? (4:16-23; cf. 4:7-8) Slide 10 5 Keys: Making a Difference - Nehemiah Cooperation: Involve the Right People Did Nehemiah enlist everyones help? Did Nehemiah enlist everyones help? Outsiders (2:4) Un-invested (3:5) Unable Slide 11 5 Keys: Making a Difference - Nehemiah Cooperation: Involve the Right People Not JUST stonemasons Not JUST stonemasons 3:1, 22, 28 priests 3:8, 31, 32 goldsmiths, perfumers, merchants 3:9, 12, 15, 17, 19 govt officials, women 3:17 Levites 3:26 temple servants Slide 12 5 Keys: Making a Difference - Nehemiah Cooperation: Involve the Right People Results of involving the right people: Results of involving the right people: Initiative to succeed (2:18) Efforts coordinated with others (Ch. 3) Contribute to areas they care about (3:10) Zealously go the distance (3:20) Slide 13 5 Keys: Making a Difference - Nehemiah Commitment Determine to Make a Difference Commitment Determine to Make a Difference Communication Speak with Clarity Communication Speak with Clarity Cooperation Involve the Right People Cooperation Involve the Right People Slide 14 5 Keys: Making a Difference - Nehemiah Conflict Resolution: Rise above Interruptions Problems from within: Problems from within: What was the problem? (5:1-5) How did Nehemiah handle this? (5:7-19) When issues are handled calmly, honestly, and immediately, Gods work can continue more fruitfully (5:12-13) Slide 15 5 Keys: Making a Difference - Nehemiah Conflict Resolution: Rise above Interruptions Problems from without: Problems from without: What were the problems? (2:19; 4:1-3; 4:7- 8; 6:1-2; 6:10-13) What was consistent about the response? (2:20; 4:4-5; 4:9; 6:9; 6:14) What else was consistent? While outside distractions should be acknowledged and measures taken to guard against them, they should never become the FOCUS of what is being done. Slide 16 5 Keys: Making a Difference - Nehemiah Community: Address the Project & the People Celebrating Victories Celebrating Victories Neh. 8:9-12; 12:27, 43 Can we celebrate victories? (Rom. 1:8-9; 1 Cor. 4:-18; Phm 4-7; Acts 5:41; Jn. 4:34-38) Slide 17 5 Keys: Making a Difference - Nehemiah Community: Address the Project & the People Group Study Group Study Neh. 8:8-9 Our spiritual fire will only be stoked to the level that we are invested in the effort. Slide 18 5 Keys: Making a Difference - Nehemiah Community: Address the Project & the People Family Leadership Family Leadership Neh. 8:13 Deut. 6:5-8; 11:18-19 Neh. 8:17 Eph. 6:4; 2 Tim. 1:5; Heb. 12:9 Slide 19 5 Keys: Making a Difference - Nehemiah Community: Address the Project & the People Personal Accountability Personal Accountability Neh. 9:1-3 Neh. 10:32-39 Slide 20 5 Keys: Making a Difference - Nehemiah Commitment Determine to Make a Difference Commitment Determine to Make a Difference Communication Speak with Clarity Communication Speak with Clarity Cooperation Involve the Right People Cooperation Involve the Right People Conflict Resolution Rise above Interruptions Conflict Resolution Rise above Interruptions Community Address the Project & the People Community Address the Project & the People Slide 21 Slide 22 Review Protecting Our Zeal Ways to Protect Our Fire: Ways to Protect Our Fire: Dont be fooled by Satans lies Recovering from Burnout Slide 23 Review Protecting Our Zeal Recovering from Burnout: Recovering from Burnout: Spend time alone with God (Heat) Speak honestly to God (Heat) See God working in His ways (Fuel) Set out for the next act of service (Fuel) Understand that we are never alone (Environment) Slide 24 Changing the World Where We Are The Necessity of Letting Our Light Shine Mt. 5:14-16 Mt. 5:14-16 Compare with Jn. 8:12; Jn. 9:4-5 Christians are the light of the world "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Slide 25 Changing the World Where We Are Mt. 5:16 Mt. 5:16 Acts 9:36 Acts 9:36 Rom. 13:3 Rom. 13:3 Eph. 2:10 Eph. 2:10 1 Tim. 2:10 1 Tim. 2:10 1 Tim. 5:10 1 Tim. 5:10 1 Tim. 5:25 1 Tim. 5:25 1 Tim. 6:18 1 Tim. 6:18 Tit. 2:14 Tit. 2:14 Tit. 3:8, 14 Tit. 3:8, 14 Heb. 10:24 Heb. 10:24 1 Pet. 2:12 1 Pet. 2:12 Are Good Works Necessary? Slide 26 Changing the World Where We Are Are Good Works Necessary? Jas. 2:14ff Jas. 2:14ff Example in vv. 15-16? Mt. 25:34ff Slide 27 Changing the World Where We Are Praying for Open Doors & Walking Through Open doors for churches (Rev. 3:8) Open doors for churches (Rev. 3:8) Open doors for individuals (1 Cor. 16:8- 9; 2 Cor. 2:12; Col. 4:2-4) Open doors for individuals (1 Cor. 16:8- 9; 2 Cor. 2:12; Col. 4:2-4) The results of walking through open doors (Acts 17:6) The results of walking through open doors (Acts 17:6)

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