WHATCHU TALKIN BOUT WILLIS?

I grew up when Diff'rent Strokes was a popular television show. That's no big deal unless your last name is Willis. To this day I still hear those famous words popularized by Arnold: "Whatchu talkin bout Willis?" Usually they are uttered by someone looking at me as though I may have never heard it before. Yeah, right! Well this blog is what I (Willis) am talkin bout...my thoughts, observations & opinions. Enjoy...



Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Nehemiah

I've been in a srmon series entitled "You Asked For It" since the beginning of the year, but I'll be wrapping it up this Sunday. We've entertained questions form Christians & non-Chritians too. I didn't get all the questions answered (I never will), but we covered a lot issues and I think it has been good. It's time, however, to get back into a book of the Bible. I like to mix in topical sermon series throughout the year, but after "Easter" it will be straight through the book of Nehemiah here at OCC. I preached through this tremendous OT book many years ago, and after looking back at my notes, I have plenty of room for improvement going forward! I'll also be teaching on "Leadership" at the Haw Branch Church of Christ later in April and will use Nehemiah as the biblical reference point for our topic. Know any good resources on Nehemiah? Please let me know. Thanks much!

10 comments:

SammyBoy said...

Some of our folks don't care so much for Warren Wiersbe's studies of Bible books, and I'd agree that, with many of them, it's hard to dig a lot of good stuff out of them . . . but his book on Nehemiah is very good. I've used it as the main tool in a study on Nehemiah. It's called, "Be Determined: Standing Firm in the Face of Opposition."

David H. Willis said...

I have that one and will revisit it as I prepare. Thanks for the reminder.

boogaloo said...

go old school (1980's), just read Chuck's "Hand Me Another Brick" verbatim... On second thought, you could preach for weeks on the Dung Gate, and the poor sap who had to rebuild it. Neh. 3:14. Whatever you decide, i look forward to it. i will listen online.
ps. congrats on being preacher of the month. you will be commemorated here at my home as well.

David H. Willis said...

Thanks boogaloo. I especially like the dung gate idea. The potential sermon titles are endless!

Soren said...

Swindoll's "Hand Me Another Brick"
Andy Stanley's "Visioneering" has a lot of Nehemiah references.
David McKenna's "Becoming Nehemiah"
James Montgomery Boice has a commentary. His stuff is usually pretty good.

William Mckinley Dyer said...

I got them all beat lol. I got a sermon series by the one and only Ronnie Jones from Nehemiah if u want to listen

aaronsaufley said...

Dude,

Subscribe to Driscoll's iTunes stuff. They did Nehemiah within the last two years (it took a LONG time to get through), but the stuff was REALLY good, especially the sections with those lists of names that everyone skips over. Definitely worth checking out.

David H. Willis said...

Thuis is a ll good stuff. Thanks fellas.

boogaloo said...

Aaron is right. Driscoll's stuff is awesome. strap on the ipod, and get ready to take notes it is thorough.
warning: he is one of those crazy Calvinists.
love you brother.

David H. Willis said...

Will do. I love Driscoll (& boogaloo too). I just haven't listened to his podcast lately. I'm sure his Nehemiah stuff will be great as usual. I'm on it.