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Former Glory – Haggai #7

“Who is left among you who saw this house in its former glory?” - Reminders of past are a funny thing. The past could be a sensitive subject or it can light up a room with stories. The Israelites, as a people, had been in Babylon for 70 years before Persia took over, and God’s people were sent home. In 70 years time, many who had seen the temple of Solomon were no longer with them and new generations were now the leaders and elders.

Former Glory – Haggai #72018-08-20T13:12:59+00:00

Haggai #6 – The Stirring of the Lord

It is an interesting thought that the Lord is Sovereign.  When we get to thinking too hard about it, we get lost in its mystery.  Our frail and limited minds think only at one level, and the Lord’s sovereignty expands so far beyond the reach of our grasp that it is almost tiring to try to decipher.  We know from scripture that the Lord is sovereign, yet we still attempt to maintain a basis of control over our lives…calendars, kids, relationships, basically everything.

Haggai #6 – The Stirring of the Lord2018-08-17T13:32:04+00:00

Haggai #5 – The Message of the Lord

God has something to say.  He has said it before, over and over.  At this point, remember, it has been 16 years of these people focusing on themselves and not placing priority on being with the Lord.  The temple that was to be built was the purpose for their return.  This temple that was to be built was to house the Lord’s presence, a place where they could be with Him.

Haggai #5 – The Message of the Lord2018-08-15T22:58:41+00:00

Haggai #4 – The Voice of The Lord

It seems over and over again we read “the voice of the Lord” throughout the Bible.  In the passage this week, we read it as “the people obeyed the voice of the Lord.”  They heard the message from Haggai, knew the Lord sent him, and obeyed! Do you ever wonder if you are hearing the voice of the Lord? Do you question whether or not you would know the voice if you heard it?

Haggai #4 – The Voice of The Lord2018-08-13T12:11:23+00:00

Haggai #3 – I Called for a Drought

Do you ever get struck when you read that the Lord is behind what seems to be terrible things, or hardships in our lives?  I have found the Lord behind many natural disasters and trials throughout the Bible.  Circumstances we see as nothing short of traumatic! I will never forget some of the places I have first heard words like this…

Haggai #3 – I Called for a Drought2018-08-10T12:49:11+00:00

Haggai #2 – Give Careful Thought to Your Ways

Give careful thought to your ways. This phrase has a sweet reprimand of love, and yet, a sobering warning to it. There is a gentleness in the words which communicates… “I love you dear one, now watch what you are doing.”

Haggai #2 – Give Careful Thought to Your Ways2018-08-08T11:52:11+00:00

Haggai #1 – The Word of the Lord Came

A clear order of priorities seems to rise from the book of Haggai.  Right away we see the Lord clearly stating the mindset of the people…”the time has not yet come to rebuild.”  They seemed to have their plan of what should come first, and it was not to build the temple! The people, upon their return to Jerusalem wanted to settle. 

Haggai #1 – The Word of the Lord Came2018-08-06T21:58:40+00:00

Why Jesus

Why Jesus For starters, we think Jesus of Nazareth was one of the greatest teachers who ever lived.  The Gospel

Why Jesus2018-01-26T00:28:56+00:00