The New Exodus Reclaimed

Keeping the Long View in Mind

February 27, 2022 • Kevin Smith, Lead Pastor • Nehemiah 13, Nehemiah 1:1–10, James 1:16–18

Problems 1. Neglect over worship 2. Profit over the promise 3. Nepotism over the commitment Answers 1. Faithful in worship 2. Focused on the promise 3. Committed to God’s purpose - John Chrysostom “We are commanded to have only one enemy, the devil. With him, never be reconciled! But with a brother, never be at enmity in your heart.”

God's Providential Care In Uncertain Times

February 20, 2022 • Kevin Smith, Lead Pastor • Ezra 7:27–28, Ezra 8—9, Ezra 7:1–10

1. An uncertain heart is restored through obedience to God's Word. 2. An uncertain direction is found in fasting and prayer. 3. An uncertain future is changed by a new commitment to God.

Reclaiming Your Joy and Strength

February 13, 2022 • Kevin Smith, Lead Pastor • Nehemiah 8:1–12

1. Joy comes from a divine place in God 2. Strength comes from your joy in God 3. Strength leads to practical results 4. God's joy and strength are both within our reach

Passion in Missions

February 6, 2022 • Rev George Flattery • Nehemiah 2

1. Passion will lead us into doing things for God that we have no right in the natural to be doing. God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things for him. 2. Passion is always created from the inside out and not the outside in. 3. Passion is the result of an encounter with Jesus and being connected to the vine.

How To Deal With Opposition

January 30, 2022 • Kevin Smith, Lead Pastor • Ezra 4:1–15, Deuteronomy 6:4–6

1. Remember God's Goodness during Opposition 2. Do Everything Possible to Honor God 3. Turn to God in Prayer while waiting for Strength

The Disruption of Your Worship

January 23, 2022 • Kevin Smith, Lead Pastor • Ezra 3:8–13, 2 Timothy 3:13–17

1. The priority of worshiping God gives you a different perspective 2. The time spent worshiping God gives you the ability to accomplish more for God 3. The joy that comes from worshiping God will disrupt your past sorrow

Settled In Your Heart

January 16, 2022 • Kevin Smith, Lead Pastor • Ezra 2:1–2, Ezra 2:68–70, Jeremiah 10:1–12

Moving Forward In God's Plan

January 9, 2022 • Kevin Smith, Lead Pastor • Ezra 1:1–10, Isaiah 43:16–19

Be focused on the process and the condition of your heart. God moves in the heart of kings and leaders Be willing to forget the past to embrace God's new purpose Be actively pursuing the word of God