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Building and Battling

Building and Battling

Mar 29, 2020

Passage: Nehemiah 4:15-20

Preacher: Jobey McGinty

Series: Life as Liturgy

Category: Discipleship, Missions, Disciplines of Grace, Trials, Habits

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Last week, we looked "defensively" on how to prepare ourselves, our families, and our church, for uncertain times. But this week, we have to pivot, turn, and run rather quickly in a new direction, as we prepare ourselves how to look "offensively" as we take these circumstances head on for the sake of others around us. We don't want to simply be preserved in this time, but we want to go into battle for the sake of our neighbors and loved ones.

How do we continue to "build the wall" of our own lives, while also arming ourselves for battle? We need to learn how to effectively multi-task in a time where others around us may be needing us most. 


Your habits form you more than you form your habits. One study claims that 40% of our day's decisions come from habits. Most times, we don't even see these habits; we take them for granted, we mindlessly carry them out, and we move along with life. And yet, every time we do them, they are shaping us, reinforcing patterns, desires, and strengthening particular passions. In short, they are leading us in worship. How do we take back control of our habits and cultivate them in a way that leads us towards godliness and a love for Jesus? One way is to see our habits as liturgy: repetitions done to facilitate worship. When we see our whole life as liturgy, it changes how we approach every decision.