June 1, 2012

Nehemiah rebuilds the city Dear Friends,

Join us Sunday as we wrap up our series in Nehemiah. In Nehemiah chapters 8-13, we see God's Word read and explained, and the people of God responding to it with excitement, repentance and covenant obedience. However, as time passes, people lapse into their former ways, and reformation must happen anew. Doesn't this sound familiar?

If we are to become a city within a city, renewal and reform must be constants in our life of faith. We have a natural bent toward compromise, backsliding, and disobedience, so it is crucial to keep vigilant watch over one's heart, stay in the Word, and remain a faithful part of the covenant community of faith.

Praying for you, Jan