The book of Nehemiah is the story of God using an ordinary man in extraordinary ways to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem after the city had been destroyed. Along the way the walls were rebuilt, but the people and their lives were transformed from rubble to restoration. In the same way, Jesus has come to rescue us, whose lives have been destroyed by sin so that we can find restoration and redemption through Him.
The empty tomb of Jesus shows that God moves stones that are immovable for us. That 2-ton boulder was no match for the power of God. In our lives boulders of sin, regret, anxiety, and shame that many carry throughout life can be moved through the power of God which raised Jesus from the dead.
As the early church grew, it developed momentum through the Gospel. This sermon series on the book of Acts encourages us towards building momentum in our lives in spite of barriers that stand in our way.
When it seems like the whole world believes and passes on certain lies, it’s hard not to buy into them. It takes the knowledge and discernment of Scripture to filter out the lies masquerading as truth.