The first half of Nehemiah focused on the crisis of the city and building the wall. The second half shifts focus from building a wall to building people
Building people is the call of Jesus to go make disciples of men
The key to a successful mission requires a door, gates and gate keepers.
The gate is designed to keep the enemy out but those who are called inside
As a gate, we can say no to things of the devil and say yes to the things of God
Like the pearls on the 12 gates of Israel in Revelation, we are “smoothed” and groomed to grow in faith and patience in irritating situations or difficultseasons
Everyone has breaches in their lives, God and our Christian community are designed to help fill them