The Most Important Community Foundation

Bible Text: Nehemiah 8:1-12 and 2 Timothy 3:14-4:4 | Speaker: Rev. Dr. Ginger Hertenstein | Series: Rebuilding the City | To view the whole service from this week, CLICK HERE.

When you buy a home, you first want a foundation without cracks because if the foundation has problems, so does everything else! We talk to our children about the importance of building a strong educational foundation to be successful in subsequent endeavors, such as college or job. In the same way, God provides people with a solid foundation so that our cities and communities can thrive. That information is found in the Bible!

After the people completed the wall, set the gates in place, hired sentries, appointed city administrators and opened the temple for regular worship, the people ASKED that the Word of God be read to them in the public square. All the people–men, women, and children–gathered at the Water Gate for the reading. It moved them so much, they wept. Why was this so important?

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