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The High Cost Of Caring

Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe | June 25, 1978

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Nehemiah cared so much about the people in Jerusalem that he left his wealth and good position to help the Jews rebuild the walls of the city. Our emotions have become so saturated, we’ve stopped caring about other people. Pastor Wiersbe encourages us to have hearts that care about the needs in the world around us.

Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.

Sermon Points/Outline:

Our emotions have become so saturated, we’ve stopped caring about other people.

When we don’t care about anybody else, we begin in live an independent, selfish, and destructive life.

Do not isolate yourself from the needs around us.

If our heart is where it should be, our life will be where it should be.

We must examine our hearts to see how much we really care.

Four evidences of Nehemiah’s care for Israel:

-       Nehemiah cared enough to inquire (Nehemiah 1:1-3).

  • We often say, “What we don’t know can’t hurt us,” but this isn’t true.
  • Nehemiah asked how the people in Jerusalem were doing.

-       Nehemiah cared enough to identify (Nehemiah 1:4-7).

  • Nehemiah took the time to relate to the needs of his people.
  • Does the news of the needs of God’s people make us weep?
  • Jesus chose to identify with our sin.

-       Nehemiah cared enough to intercede (Nehemiah 1:8-10).

  • Praying is the greatest thing we can do for someone.
  • Intercession should never take the place of action.
  • The purpose of prayer is to get God’s will done on Earth.

-       Nehemiah cared enough to get involved (Nehemiah 1:11).

  • Nehemiah didn’t make excuses for going to help the people in Jerusalem himself.

God blesses and uses people who care.

Has our Christian life become a routine job?

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