Message Title: Revival
Text: Nehemiah 8:1-12
Take Home Point: There is nothing that will ever change lives as completely as faithfully studying Scripture.
Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing Brethren, We Have Met to Worship, Here I Am to Worship, and Lord, I Give You My Heart followed by our Adult Choir singing Here in This Place
Message Title: Misplaced Priorities
Text: Mark 11:15-19
Take Home Point: We have forgotten our purpose when worship is more about our comfort and convenience than about helping others encounter our awesome God.
Title: The Next Phase
Text: Nehemiah 7:1-73
Take Home Point: We stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before us so that we may prepare the way for those who will follow us.
Included Music: First Baptist Congregation singing We Bring the Sacrifice of Praise, Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, O Worship the King, and Crown Him and concluding with I Know a Man Who Can sung by Gary Gibbs and Lucy Reed
Title: Extravagant Worship
Text: John 12:1-8
Take Home Point: Genuine worship causes everyone and everything else to fade away as we focus completely on Jesus.
Title: Hard Fought Success
Text: Nehemiah 6:10-19
Take Home Point: Nothing great is ever accomplished for God's Kingdom that does not require difficult challenges and personal sacrifice.
Title: Personal Attacks
Text: Nehemiah 6:1-9
Take Home Point: Satan cannot stop the work of God, but he can distract and discourage believers so that we fail to continue and complete the good works God prepared in advance for us to do.
Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing How Can I Keep from Singing, Christ Is Enough, and Be Thou My Vision as well as the Adult Choir singing Testify
Title: Look Forward
Text: Philippians 3:12-14
Take Home Point: Focusing on past successes or failures will not lead us closer to Jesus, but our past can distract us from our pursuit of Him.