StoneBridge Community Church
Nehemiah - A Well Built, Rebuilt Life: A Time to Rebuild
Pastor Neal Nybo
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  • StoneBridge Community Church
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:30 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
  • StoneBridge
    4814 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 11:59 PM

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The only thing tragedy gives us is the opportunity to rebuild. This week in worship, Pastor Neal begins a new series, Nehemiah - A Well Built, Rebuilt Life. Confronted by tragedy, Nehemiah needed to rebuild, not just Jerusalem’s wall but his own self-understanding and faith in God. We all face the challenge of rebuilding areas of our lives.

Since we all face the same challenge of rebuilding areas of our lives, let’s look for wisdom from Nehemiah whose own struggle for personal purpose and redefining his life has stood the test of time.
1. There will always come a time when we need to rebuild.
It doesn’t matter how well built our lives are, there will always come a time when we need to rebuild.

Background on Nehemiah

The story of Nehemiah is part of the much larger saga of the nation of Israel taken into exile and captivity. Here is some additional material on those events.
First, being overwhelmed is appropriate.
Being overwhelmed by difficult news is appropriate. It’s not as if having more faith or prayer time or devotions would keep us from being overwhelmed. No matter how much we believe, we are still human. And, tough situations overwhelm us.
Second, recognizing our need for improvement is appropriate.
Personal reflection and repentance are always appropriate. And, external circumstances actually often motivate us to reflect and repent pretty naturally.
1. When have you spent time rebuilding in your life?
2. Was there a turning point that led to that rebuilding? What was it?
3. Was being overwhelmed part of your turning point experience?
4. Were there areas you identified as things you needed to change or even repent of?
Try to answer this question: If you knew there was an area in your life that needs rebuilding, what would it be?
2. Partner with God.
The message of these verses can be summed up in the old challenging question, if you are not as close to God as you once were, guess who moved?
First, pray specifically.
When we don’t really care where we are going, it doesn’t really matter what path we take. But, when it is important to us that we arrive at a specific place, knowing the right route is very important.
Second, recognize the right place at the right time.
The big surprise, the twist in this story that makes the plot even more exciting comes in this final sentence of the first chapter.

In those days I was the king’s cup-bearer.

Nehemiah was in the right place at the right time to do something about the news he had heard.
Reflect on this question: If you were led to partner with God in a cause, situation, or circumstance in the world what would you like it to be?
1. When have you felt you were partnering with God?
2. Did your prayers change and became more specific?
3. When have you been in the right place at the right time?
4. Presently, is there any situation that may be an opportunity to partner with God?

Join us in the Sanctuary for this family friendly, all-church service that marks the beginning of the holy season of Lent.

Saturday, March 7th; check-in starts @ 8am. With your help, StoneBridge is building a loft house in Ensenada, Mexico. And you don’t have to travel further than the church parking lot. If you can hammer a nail or manage a paintbrush, you’re qualified! We’re also collecting gift items for the recipient family. Visit the Ministry Table on the patio after service to sign up and learn more.

The final results of the Ultimate Huddle financial request are in. When asked to increase giving by an additional $10 a week for a duration of six months following the arrival of our new pastor, 44% of the congregation responded. This 44% response bridges $4800 of the monthly deficit of $10,000. In January, an increase in giving reflected follow through on this commitment. Additionally, some generous, one-time financial gifts were given. These commitments and gifts inspire confidence and allow time for the Elder Board to work on a thoroughly thought through and sustainable 2020/21 budget. However, with a deficit still remaining, challenging budgetary adjustments will be necessary.

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