The purpose of Haggai’s ministry was to awaken the lazy people and encourage them in finishing God’s temple.It was easy to get the work started when they first arrived because everyone was dedicated and enthusiastic.But after months of trial and opposition, the work lagged and finally stopped.As we consider the book of Haggai today, let’s see how the things he points out then can also be a hindrance to us now.
The message of Haggai is — Don’t be lazy.Consider your ways: are you putting yourself ahead of God, do you dwell in the past instead of the future? Remember, God has chosen you and will bless you: Confess your sins and have faith.
Throughout church and biblical history there have been many instances of reformation. Sadly, at some of these times it was a reformation of all but the heart. The book of Zephaniah teaches that we need a Great Reformation, a revival of the heart.
Have you ever wondered, “Why doesn’t God do something?” In Habakkuk’s prophecy we learn that God is at work, though His ways are not our ways. In the midst of your circumstance, ask God to help, wait for Him to answer, and praise Him all along.
In the Old Testament, an overview, this week we have the book of Micah. Micah preached that judgment was coming, but the deliverer was coming as well…so trust in the Lord! Listen to this story of redemption…
Many are familiar with Jonah and the whale, but God is truly the main character of this most unique book in scripture. He is omni-present, salvation, merciful, and compassionate. Consider this as you listen to the overview sermon of Jonah…
Jacob and Esau’s conflict present us with the spiritual conflict of spirit and flesh. The book of Obadiah delves into this subject matter. Listen and consider who are God’s friends, who are His enemies?
Amos is God’s Burden given through God’s Man to God’s People. God will forgive and restore you for your past sins.God wants your heart fully for Him at present.In our future, the day of the Lord will come, are you ready?
Sinners stand guilty before God and all of His wrath, but God Himself in Jesus will rescue you!The time has come when whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved!Will you be saved, or will you suffer the penalty of your sins?
As God was in a marriage with His people Israel, the New Testament Christian is as well. Are you faithful to Him? The story of Hosea, Gomer, and their children is an enlightening description of how we should and should not respond to our God.
Today’s Christian can survive and even thrive amidst change. Daniel’s life shows us how! In this overview sermon from our series through The Old Testament, the book of Daniel is a guide for change in life now and in times to come.
The book of Ezekiel teaches about God like no other portion of scripture. In the narrative of this passage God’s people are “re-introduced” to who He is. Listen to this overview sermon of Ezekiel in our current series, The Old Testament, an overview.
Jeremiah was God’s appointed to deliver God’s message during his day. The church is the same in our world now. Consider the teaching from this overview sermon of the book of Jeremiah about: God’s Message, God’s Will, and God’s Character.
What priority do you put on things in life? What priority do you give Christ? From Philippians 3, Scotty Marcum teaches us to: Focus on life’s highest priority, Develop a holy discontent, Leave behind the past, and Lunge into the future.
In the midst of much judgement there is great hope! In the book of Isaiah we learn that the Lord is our Salvation. Listen to this Overview sermon that focuses on the comfort we have through Messiah and God’s Attributes.
What is “youth” according to the Bible? How should this be applied in the current church and culture? The church must see youth as an evangelistic opportunity, a biblical education responsibility, and a deployment urgency.
In this overview sermon of the Old Testament we have Ecclesiastes. The Preacher/Teacher poses the question, “Is life worth living?” He concludes: God has a purpose so we trust and obey. Paul speaks similarly that, “our labor is not in vain in the Lord…”