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Return from Babylon – Nehemiah – Mock and Threaten

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  • Reference
  • Mocking: Nehemiah 4:1-6
    • Sanballat:  from Samaria, worshiped at Mt Gerizim. Keep in mind the role of the Samaritans and how Jesus interacted with them.
    • Tobiah the Ammonite
    • Nehemiah: prayed
  • Threatening: Nehemiah 4:7-15
    • Sanballat, Tobiah, Arabs, Ammonites, Ashdodites: Nations have been and continue to threaten the nation of Israel.
  • Why has all this happened to Israel?: Romans 11:11, Jeremiah 31:27-34

Return from Babylon – Nehemiah – Rebuilding the Walls

 Lee Patrick Strobel is an American Christian apologetic author and former investigative journalist.

Born: January 25, 1952, Arlington Heights, IL

Spouse: Leslie Strobel

Movies: The Case for Christ, Jesus: Fact or Fiction, Jesus: The Great Debate

Children: Alison Strobel, Kyle, Strobel

Education University of Missouri, Yale Law School, Yale University                 

Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel is the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and best-selling author of more than twenty books. His classic, The Case for Christ, is a perennial favorite which details his conversion to Christianity. His recent release, The Case for Grace, just won the 2016 Nonfiction Book of the Year from the EPCA. For the last twenty-five years, his life’s work has been to share the evidence that supports the truth and claims of Christianity and to equip believers to share their faith with the people they know and love.

Lee earned his Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri and his Master of Studies in Law at Yale Law School. He was a journalist for fourteen years at The Chicago Tribune and other newspapers, winning Illinois’ highest honor for public service journalism from United Press International. He also led a team that won UPI’s top award for investigative reporting in Illinois.

Lee has been a featured guest on national networks including ABC, Fox, Discovery, PBS, and CNN. He was the host of Faith Under Fire, a provocative program that brought together some of the brightest Christians and skeptics to debate issues central to the Christian faith. He also appeared in the feature film, God’s Not Dead 2, as an expert witness for the defense. In 2017 Pure Flix Entertainment will release a major motion picture depicting Lee’s journey from atheism to faith. You can learn more about the film, watch the trailer, and subscribe for updates at

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Leadership – Pat Williams



Pat Williams – 7 Qualities of Leadership (You have to have all 7. If one’s not their you can’t lead)

Author Leadership Excellence 

SVP & Co-Founder Orlando Magic NBA

3 Weekly Radio Shows

Has 19 Children 14 Adopted 

Wake Forest Alumni – Catcher WFU

Liberty Convocation April 19, 2016

1.    Vision – Strong and clear. They can see in to the future. George Washington saw a new nation independent of Great Britain’s rule. Abraham Lincoln saw 1 nation, not 2. Kennedy saw us on the moon before we went to go. Reagan saw a world without the communism. Martin Luther King saw an America we were not judged by the color of our skin, but by our character. Churchill saw a world free of Nazi oppression. Walt Disney had a vision of a place where children and parents could have fun together. These leaders relentlessly drive to their visions completion. 

2.    Communication (leadership gravitates to the one who can talk). That’s generally who we elect to office. Who gets the CEO or the head coaching job?  Higher a speech coach. Great communicators have one thing in common. They are all great story tellers. Become a great story teller. We just can’t get enough of stories. 

3.    People Skills – they have a heart for people. They care about people. They care. They love people. Jesus was very busy the last year of his life and especially the last 3 months of His life, when approached by people who were hurting he always had time to listen to them and help them. While a manager gets, the job done, great leaders tap into the emotions of their employees.

4.    Character – you can’t lead without character. Qualities of character leaders: They tell the truth–all the time. Not finger pointers. They take responsibility. West Point, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy all kick you out if you violate this rule. Humility, they have a humble spirit. Billy Graham’s daughter said, “My daddy knows who he is. A farm boy from Charlotte.” One of the biggest producers in our Naples office unloads the dishwasher each morning. 

5.    Competence. Leaders are good at what they do. They feel compelled to do this. Good at solving problems. Colin Powell said when soldiers stop bringing you their problems you’re done. Great teachers. Become lifelong learner. Hang with the smartest people you can find. They have already been down that road. Follow their advice. Become a lifelong reader. Put down the screen on your phone, look away from screen on your desk and television. Read 1 hour every day from a book. Not the same book. You’ll read a book a week. Average man completing high school will not read another book. 82% of all books are sold to women. 

6.    Boldness. When it’s time to make a decision, they do it and don’t look back. They don’t should uh, would uh, could uh. They decide and move on. 

7.    Serving heart mentality. It’s not about advancing my career goals, it’s about yours. Want to go big time? Serve others. When that mentality hits, things happen big time. Stand close by to help, assist and edify.

Pat Williams Leadership Excellence – Notes (PDF)

Return from Babylon – Nehemiah – Jerusalem’s Plight and Prayer

Susa 444 BC

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  • Reference
  • Artaxerxes Permission: Nehemiah 2:1-8
    • Modern day Iran: Susa
  • The Stage:
    • Daniel 9:3-19: Daniel Praying for the Sins of the Nation of Israel
    • Daniel 9:21: Receives a vision from Gabriel
    • Daniel 9:24: Big Picture of the New Covenant, 70 weeks
    • Daniel 9:25:  Nehemiah 2: From the decree to rebuild Jerusalem 444 BC
    • Daniel 9:26: Isaiah 53: Anointed One killed (leaves the last 7 year period)
    • Daniel 9:26,27: “the people of the Prince”, “He will make a covenant” (the Anti-Messiah)
    • 2 Thessalonians 2:1: The “Day of the LORD”, the Departure
    • 2 Thessalonians 2:4: The Anti-Messiah enters the Temple in Jerusalem and claims to be G_D
    • 2 Thessalonians 2:6: The Restrainer (Holy Spirit | ruwach qodesh | קֹדֶשׁ רוּחַ ) of him (anti-messiah)
      • The Ekklēsia will be removed. Since the Holy Spirit is in the Ekklēsia the Restraining of the Holy Spirit will be gone from the world and the Anti-Messiah will be revealed and all Hell breaks out on earth… for a time.

Return from Babylon – Nehemiah – Jerusalem’s Plight and Prayer

“I had run out of lies. My wife figured out what’s going on.” Dave Robbins

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Return from Babylon – Ezra – Public Confession

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  • Reference
  • Ezra 10: Israel’s public Confession

Return from Babylon – Ezra – Private Intercession

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