Text: Nehemiah 12:1-47A wall seems like a strange thing to dedicate, but one must consider theprotective importance of a wall during that period of history. Also, dedicating the wall to Yahweh acknowledges two things: (1) unless Yahweh watches over the city, the wall is useless (Ps.127:1); and, (2) everything is from God, and dedication acknowledges[…]

Text: Nehemiah 11:1-36The city of Jerusalem was Israel’s capital city. It was also the centre of national worship. But it was sparsely populated. So, a plan is made to repopulate the city. One out of every ten persons/families was chosen, by lot, to reside in Jerusalem. Those who were willing to stay in Jerusalem were[…]

Text: Nehemiah 10:1-39When the people had worshipped (acknowledging God, confessing sin, repenting), a document was written that obligated the people to live according to the Law of God, to live as the people of God (vv.28-29). There were many obligations directly related to the Temple service that were important for worship. This was a document[…]

Text: Nehemiah 9:1-38Again, the people gather as a worshipping community. During the first part of the assembly there are readings from God’s Word. As they confess, they begin by declaring who God is and what He has done for the nation: He is the Creator of all things, made covenant with Abraham, delivered them from[…]

OPPORTUNITY FOR INCREASED MINISTRY

“Enlarge the place of your tent. Strengthen your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cord, strengthen your stakes” Is 54:2 The Cell and Pastoral Care Ministry takes this opportunity to praise God for having taken us through the past year, difficult though it was and for having enabled many cells to continue[…]

PSALM 23

I welcome you to this Sunday and thank you so much for coming.Last Sunday we talked about reclaiming and raising godly leaders. Jesus as the great shepherd of the sheep and one who laid his life for the sheep. In this season, we are trusting God that He will raise leaders among us who have[…]

ACP Update as of 17th January 2021

The ACP Team continues to thank God for His faithfulness for the Cathedral Building project through the tough year and lock-down season. Phase 3 works are ongoing and hence the site remains under restricted access. This year 2020 has been optimized through Transition Works in small lots, despite the continuing effect of the Covid-19 pandemic[…]

Text: Nehemiah 8:1-18The book of the law of Moses (Probably the book of Deuteronomy) was readto the people, as they gathered before Ezra. They stand, as a show of respect, then they bow to the ground, in submission to Yahweh, as He speaks through the Bible. The nation of Israel was a nation built by[…]

Text: Nehemiah 7:1-73We are reminded that the walls have been rebuilt, and the doors also havebeen refurbished and installed. The city is now safe from attack. But the people are few (v.4), which means the life of Israel, its worship, and its culture, was still missing. Nehemiah’s next project is to get the people to[…]

Text: Nehemiah 6:1-19Several times the enemies of God’s people try to persuade Nehemiah tomeet with them. Their plan was to kill him at that meeting. He knew they had no interest in the city, and he was aware of their plot, so he refused to go. Nehemiah was not intimidated by their threats, and he[…]