Thoughts on life, leadership and the movement called the church by Brian C. Hughes, Senior Pastor

by Brian C. Hughes, Senior Pastor

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Preparing to Move

As we prepare to move into our new building some time in March (probably early March - and we will publish an official date soon), I am personally reading the book of Nehemiah. Nehemiah is an incredible servant-leader who, working together with his people, accomplished what many saw as impossible - the rebuilding of the wall around Jerusalem. Nehemiah had enemies who did not want the project to succeed and they worked diligently to turn public sentiment against him. But there were specific things that the people of God did before, during, and after the project to ensure it's success.

As we get ready to make this dramatic shift into our first permanent facility, there is much we can learn from this book of the Bible. Our next message series, starting February 14, will be based on this book. So, if you are not reading your Bible regularly now, why not pick up Nehemiah and read it with me. I think God will speak to you through it, like He is speaking to me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I think the most awesome thing about the Book of Nehemiah is it shows that God is not hap-hazard. He always has a plan.When you get to chapter 3 you find that everyone had a purpose, a position and a place where God wanted them to be working. This makes me think of how you and Chauncey and Dennis and Chris and all of the PCC people who have been working on getting the building ready to be used by God!
It didn't matter how much opposition faced them, they kept on working.
We even see Nehemiah helping the poor in chapter 5. This bring me great joy as I think of how we have worked to Impact our community and how we are assisting in helping the victums in Hati.

But my favorite part of this book is chapter 8 vs 5 -18. I can't wait to enter our house of God and bow down to worship Him for His faithfulness to us as a church!

As our Pastor I pray that you will never stop reminding us of how God alone took us through this season of building, used us and our circumstances to wittness to the community and most of all blessed us along the way with lives being turned over to The Lord Jesus Christ!