Personal Commitment (Part 5 of Holy Ambition)

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Holy Ambition Exercise Personal Commitment
(Part 5) Nehemiah 3
By:
Chip Ingram and Living on the Edge

Introduction:
Prerequisite #5 – A _______________ _________________
🔸 The Awesome Power of Commitment:
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Definition:
A pledge or promise to do something; dedication to a long-term course of
action, relationship, project, or cause.
Commitment ____________:
Commitment ____________:
Commitment ____________:

☆Dynamics of Commitment: Our Dilemma

☆Developing Commitment : Nehemiah’s Secret

1. He ____________________ it convincingly!
2. He ____________________for it specifically!
3. He ____________________an environment to sustain it!

Bible Study
Observations
Interpretation
Application

Builders of the Wall:

Nehemiah 3
1 Eliashib the high priest and his fellow priests went to work and rebuilt the Sheep Gate. They
dedicated it and set its doors in place, building as far as the Tower of the Hundred, which they
dedicated, and as far as the Tower of Hananel. 2 The men of *Jericho built the adjoining section,
and Zaccur son of Imri built next to them. *17 miles from Jerusalem – left summer harvest
3 The Fish Gate was rebuilt by the sons of Hassenaah. They laid its beams and put its doors and
bolts and bars in place.
4 Meremoth son of Uriah, the son of Hakkoz, repaired the next section.
Next to him Meshullam son of Berekiah, the son of Meshezabel, made repairs, and next to him
Zadok son of Baana also made repairs. 5 The next section was repaired by the men of Tekoa,
but their nobles would not put their shoulders to the work under their supervisors.

*6 miles *10 miles
6 The Jeshanah Gate was repaired by Joiada son of Paseah and Meshullam son of Besodeiah.
They laid its beams and put its doors and bolts and bars in place. 7 Next to them, repairs were
made by men from *Gibeon and *Mizpah– Melatiah of Gibeon and Jadon of Meronoth– places
under the authority of the governor of Trans-Euphrates. 8 Uzziel son of Harhaiah, one of the
goldsmiths, repaired the next section; and Hananiah, one of the perfume-makers, made repairs
next to that. They restored Jerusalem as far as the Broad Wall. 9 Rephaiah son of Hur, ruler of a
half-district of Jerusalem, repaired the next section. 10 Adjoining this, Jedaiah son of Harumaph
made repairs opposite his house, and Hattush son of Hashabneiah made repairs next to him.
11Malkijah son of Harim and Hasshub son of Pahath-Moab repaired another section and the
Tower of the Ovens. 12 Shallum son of Hallohesh, ruler of a half-district of Jerusalem, repaired
the next section with the help of his daughters.
13The Valley Gate was repaired by Hanun and the residents of Zanoah. They rebuilt it and put
its doors and bolts and bars in place. They also repaired five hundred yards of the wall as far as
the Dung Gate.
14The Dung Gate was repaired by Malkijah son of Recab, ruler of the district of Beth Hakkerem.
He rebuilt it and put its doors and bolts and bars in place.
*26 miles south
15 The Fountain Gate was repaired by Shallun son of Col-Hozeh, ruler of the district of Mizpah.
He rebuilt it, roofing it over and putting its doors and bolts and bars in place. He also repaired
the wall of the Pool of Siloam, by the King’s Garden, as far as the steps going down from the
City of David. 16 Beyond him, Nehemiah son of Azbuk, ruler of a half-district of *Beth Zur, made
repairs up to a point opposite the tombs of David, as far as the artificial pool and the House of
the Heroes.

*16-17 miles
17Next to him, the repairs were made by the Levites under Rehum son of Bani. Beside him,
Hashabiah, ruler of half the district of *Keilah, carried out repairs for his district. 18 Next to him,
the repairs were made by their countrymen under Binnui son of Henadad, ruler of the other half-
district of Keilah.
19 Next to him, Ezer son of Jeshua, ruler of Mizpah, repaired another section, from a point facing
the ascent to the armory as far as the angle. 20 Next to him, Baruch son of Zabbai zealously
repaired another section, from the angle to the entrance of the house of Eliashib the high priest.
21 Next to him, Meremoth son of Uriah, the son of Hakkoz, repaired another section, from the
entrance of Eliashib’s house to the end of it.
22 The repairs next to him were made by the priests (from the surrounding region). 23 Beyond
them, Benjamin and Hasshub made repairs in front of their house; and next to them, Azariah
son of Maaseiah, the son of Ananiah, made repairs beside his house. 24 Next to him, Binnui son
of Henadad repaired another section, from Azariah’s house to the angle and the corner, 25 and
Palal son of Uzai worked opposite the angle and the tower projecting from the upper palace
near the court of the guard. Next to him, Pedaiah son of Parosh 26 and the temple servants living
on the hill of Ophel made repairs up to a point opposite the Water Gate toward the east and the
projecting tower. 27 Next to them, the men of *Tekoa repaired another section, from the great
projecting tower to the wall of Ophel. *10 miles south
28 Above the Horse Gate, the priests made repairs, each in front of his own house. 29 Next to
them, Zadok son of Immer made repairs opposite his house. Next to him, Shemaiah son of
Shecaniah, the guard at the East Gate, made repairs. 30 Next to him, Hananiah son of
Shelemiah, and Hanun, the sixth son of Zalaph, repaired another section. Next to them,
Meshullam son of Berekiah made repairs opposite his living quarters. 31 Next to him, Malkijah,
one of the goldsmiths, made repairs as far as the house of the temple servants and the
merchants, opposite the Inspection Gate, and as far as the room above the corner; 32 and
between the room above the corner and the Sheep Gate the goldsmiths and merchants made
repairs

🌐Map (shape. Of the wall) in original notes🌐
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Audio ends here
AFTER READING OVER & MAKING OBSERVATIONS
INTERPRET Below:
How to Make and Sustain
“A Personal Commitment”

🔊Click here to PLAY 2nd Part of Audio👈
Looking at observations made in Nehemiah 3 will now help us make an interpretation of this passage.

Part 2 Audio reviews some observations then helps interpretation & Application.

Look at:
1. The Principle of Cooperation: “We will never get beyond how we’re getting along.” How?

Audio will help you fill in the blanks but so will interpretation on Nehemiah 3

☆Recognize people are _________________________.
☆Recognize the immense value of ________________________person.
☆Recognize that our common
___________________ is greater than our individual differences.
☆Personal commitments are fostered when we feel like we belong!

2. The Principle of Coordination: “The multiple efforts of a group are far greater than the sum of its parts.”

☆Recognize we _______________ each other.
☆Recognize there is a ____________ only you can do.
☆Personal commitments grow when we know we are needed!

3. The Principle of Motivation: “The value of the project to the worker will determine
the value of the worker to the project.
☆ Motivation must begin with the ______________________ .
☆ Motivation is sustained by ______________________ _____________ _______________.
1. The completed wall would mean _________________from their enemies.
2. The completed wall would mean ___________________for a better life.
3. The completed wall would mean ___________________and impact in their world.

☆Personal commitments are sustained when “the” vision becomes “our” vision!

THIS IS FROM:
Holy Ambition Exercise Personal Commitment
(Part 5) Nehemiah 3

To go to the start of the series visit my post God is Searching and
For more resources, go to http://www.LivingontheEdge.org
Copyright © 2011 Chip Ingram and Living on the Edge

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