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  1. Building Zion Conflict • Nehemiah loved God & His people • Concerned about Jerusalem, Neh. 1:3, 4 • Committed to act, Neh. 2:5, 17, 18 • Faced conflict with enemies, Neh. 4:7, 8

  2. Building Zion Conflict • Real threat from internal conflict • Danger of work being undermined • Consequence of emboldened enemy

  3. Building Zion Conflict Settle Conflicts Internal Enemies

  4. Building Zion Conflict Settle Conflicts • Some Jews mistreating their brethren • Neh. 5:1-7 • Do not take advantage of one in need • Help those in need, 1 Jn. 3:16-18 • Restore the fallen, Gal. 6:1, 2 • Do good to brethren, Gal. 6:10

  5. Building Zion Conflict Settle Conflicts • Betrayal from within, Neh. 6:10-14 • Tried to stop Nehemiah’s work, • Phil. 1:15, 16 • Compromise principles: flee • Commit sin: enter temple • Appeal to God

  6. Building Zion Conflict Settle Conflicts • Betrayal from within, Neh. 6:10-14 • Brethren may betray us, • 2 Cor. 10:10, 11 • Compromise principles: keep quiet • Commit sin: drink, dance • Appeal to God

  7. Building Zion Conflict Settle Conflicts • Betrayal because of family ties • Neh. 6:15-19 • Progress of work angered enemies • Acts 17:5-8 • Satan will react • Enemies of truth will react

  8. Building Zion Conflict Settle Conflicts • Betrayal because of family ties • Neh. 6:15-19 • Nobles collaborated with Tobiah • Because of family ties • Brethren may collaborate • with the enemy, Mt. 26:14-16 • Relationship priorities, Mt. 10:34-39

  9. Building Zion Conflict Settle Conflicts • Betrayal because of family ties • Neh. 6:15-19 • Nobles were one-sided in their efforts • Helped build walls, Neh. 3 • Undermined Nehemiah • Praised Tobiah • Brethren may criticize us to others • Brethren may praise enemies of truth

  10. Building Zion Conflict Internal Enemies • Reasons why some are disloyal • Materialism • Relationships • Immorality

  11. Building Zion Conflict Internal Enemies • Hinders the progress of the gospel • Jn. 17:20-23 • Hardens people in sin • Turns people away from truth • Disheartens Christians • To be resisted & eradicated