SERIES: Hunting Giants
MESSAGE: The Giant of Apathy
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: Nehemiah 2:1-9

The Oxford Dictionary defines apathy as “lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.” It’s the state of being indifferent to something that should otherwise arouse, provoke, or motivate you. It has been noted that cooling down a fanatic is easier than warming up a corpse. When a person ceases to care, that person ceases to attempt change. Though Nehemiah had it made in terms of his earthly status, the condition in his homeland wouldn’t let him stay silent and inactive. Let’s explore the five steps he took to overcome the giant of apathy.


  1. Information: Gather the Facts (vv. 1-3)

  2. Reaction: Let the Facts Stir You (v. 3)

  3. Intercession: Turn Your Passion into Prayer (v. 4)

  4. Action: Do Something! (vv. 5-8)

  5. Collaboration: Allow the Help of Others (v. 9)

Keywords: action, apathy, collaboration, complacency, fellowship, indifference, mourning, needs, passion, prayer, problems

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