Cross City Church
June 13, 2021 | Getting a Vision
The 52 Day Journey will follow how God used Nehemiah to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. This series will encourage you to pray, desire to be part of something bigger than yourself, to serve, and to battle opposition to see God's promises come to fruition!
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  • Cross City First Euless
    1000 W Airport Fwy, Euless, TX 76039, USA
    Sunday 8:30 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
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    Sunday 11:00 AM

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Father's Day June 20

The donut wall is back! Everyone in the family can choose a donut, and we'll use gloves to get it for you. We'll also have selfie stations set up at all of our campuses.

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Write on the walls of the new building!

On June 27, we'll walk through the new building to write prayers and scripture on the walls in the Commons, Kids, and Student Ministry areas.

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Flight Week Student Camp

A week of intense fun and growth • July 18-23 • Entering grade 7 through just graduated

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Summer for kids and students

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Nehemiah 2:1-8
And it came about in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, that wine was before him, and I took up the wine and gave it to the king. Now I had not been sad in his presence. So the king said to me, “Why is your face sad though you are not sick? This is nothing but sadness of heart.” Then I was very much afraid. I said to the king, “Let the king live forever. Why should my face not be sad when the city, the place of my fathers’ tombs, lies desolate and its gates have been consumed by fire?” Then the king said to me, “What would you request?” So I prayed to the God of heaven. I said to the king, “If it please the king, and if your servant has found favor before you, send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ tombs, that I may rebuild it.” Then the king said to me, the queen sitting beside him, “How long will your journey be, and when will you return?” So it pleased the king to send me, and I gave him a definite time. And I said to the king, “If it please the king, let letters be given me for the governors of the provinces beyond the River, that they may allow me to pass through until I come to Judah, and a letter to Asaph the keeper of the king’s forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the fortress which is by the temple, for the wall of the city and for the house to which I will go.” And the king granted them to me because the good hand of my God was on me.
Despair
…the king said to me, “Why is your face sad though you are not sick? This is nothing but sadness of heart." v. 2
Nehemiah 1:3
...the remnant there…are in great distress and reproach…
What burden in your life may be giving birth to vision? Can you give your grief to God?
Doors
Then the king said, “What would you request?” So I prayed to the God of heaven. v.4
Genesis 3:24
So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life.
John 10:9
I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and go in and out and find pasture.
Revelation 3:8
I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut.
When God opens unusual doors of direction and provision that no one else can open, it inspires confidence to move forward.
Details
…send me to Judah…that I may rebuild it…and I gave him a definite time. v. 5-6
Nehemiah 2:11-16
So I came to Jerusalem and was there three days. And I arose in the night, I and a few men with me. I did not tell anyone what my God was putting into my mind to do for Jerusalem and there was no animal with me except the animal on which I was riding. So I went out at night by the Valley Gate in the direction of the Dragon’s Well and on to the Refuse Gate, inspecting the walls of Jerusalem which were broken down and its gates which were consumed by fire. Then I passed on to the Fountain Gate and the King’s Pool, but there was no place for my mount to pass. So I went up at night by the ravine and inspected the wall. Then I entered the Valley Gate again and returned. The officials did not know where I had gone or what I had done; nor had I as yet told the Jews, the priests, the nobles, the officials or the rest who did the work.
Task—Timing—Tools—Tenacity
Are you aware that God-given vision takes time, prayer, and courage? Can you believe, support, and embrace such vision?
Declaration
Then I said to them, “You see the bad situation we are in…come let us rebuild the wall” …I told them how the hand of my God had been favorable to me and also about the king’s words which he had spoken to me. Then they said, “Let us arise and build.” So they put their hands to the good work.” v. 18
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—Preschool Ministry
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Putting hands to the good work changed the game for Jerusalem. Have you made your hands available? Have you said, “Here am I, use me?”

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Discussion Questions
What burden in your life may be giving birth to vision? Can you give your grief to God?

Are you aware that God-given vision takes time, prayer, and courage? Can you believe, support, and embrace such vision?

Putting hands to the good work changed the game for Jerusalem. Have you made your hands available? Have you said, “Here am I, use me?”