Places of Influence

Places of Influence


Bible Passage: Nehemiah 2:1-8

Preacher: Ste Greenow

Series: Rebuild

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Places of Influence

Nehemiah 2:1-8

As many of us step out in faith towards a rebuild in different areas of our lives, we can be encouraged that exciting consequences will come when our efforts are fueled out of our relationships with Jesus.

In Nehemiah’s life we see how he goes about his usual job, Cup Bearer to the King of Persia, but his heart was different because he had spent time in prayer seeking God’s heart for the walls of Jerusalem. It was out of this normal interaction (going to work) and through simple conversations (the King asked him how he is) that great influence came as the King granted his bold request to go back to Jerusalem and rebuild the walls.

He found favour with the King because God’s hand was on his request, his life had become aligned to God’s will. And as he stepped out in faith and looked to rebuild Jerusalem’s walls, he found great influence. He influenced the King of Persia!

Spoiler alert, but he would go on to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, many more followers of God would return to Jerusalem, people’s lives are changed, he stirs the faith of a nation!

That is influence.

As many of us step out in faith towards a rebuild in different areas of our lives, be encouraged that exciting consequences will come.

Our relationships with God taken to new levels, marriages built stronger, families restored, finances balanced, personal health recovering, careers back on track.

Keep going!


  • If you haven’t yet asked God and people you trust if there are any areas of your life that need rebuilding, then do that first.
  • What steps and actions have you put in place towards your area of rebuild? How is it going?
  • What exciting consequences are you believing for as you seek to rebuild different areas in your life?


On Sunday we sang a few songs as part of our service. Here is a list of songs for you to have a listen to them during the week.

Great Things

by Phil Wickham

Goodness of God

by Bethel Music

More To Come

by Passion

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