PASTORAL PERSPECTIVE: WHEN A SON GETS MARRIED

WEDDING TALK There is nothing easier than saying words and nothing harder than living them day after day. What you promise today must be renewed and redecided tomorrow. Real love is something beyond the warmth and glow, the excitement, and romance of being deeply in love. It is looking outward in the same direction –together. […]

We Build Temples too!

WE BUILD TEMPLES TOO! 29oct2017_WeBuildTemplesToo PowerPointPresent The LORD will eventually establish a physical temple in Jerusalem in accord with His plan for Israel and the world, maybe soon (Haggai 1-2). That is an issue between Israel and the LORD. The Church, on the other hand, does a different kind of temple building in the world today […]

23oct2017 Sunday-Sermon Monday-Sequel

If I had a SUNDAY SERMON do-over…. TITLE: FOUR TWO-MINUTE SERMONS IN 520 BC THAT CHANGED THE WORLD. TEXT: Haggai 1-2 THEME: The work on the temple-rebuild project needed to resume and the temple in Jerusalem completed. It is important because one day the temple in Jerusalem will become the center of worship for the […]

15oct2017_ Haggai 1:1-15_LivingLesson

HIS PURPOSES OUR PRIORITY The Lord is pleased with His people and glorified in their lives when the plans and purposes of God become the priority of God’s people, not-with-standing the pressing needs of food, drink, clothing, housing, employment, and/or recreation. Like the Jews of the Babylonian return, we become disheartened and discouraged in our […]

22oct2017 Sunday Sermon Preview

TITLE: THE MEASURE OF ALL THINGS MESSIANIC TEXT: Haggai 2:1-9 THEME: The messianic program of God for Israel and the world (nations) is centered in the temple in Jerusalem. The temple rebuild project, no matter how meager the structure, furthered the messianic purposes of God. This required the diligence and perseverance of Zerubbabel, Joshua, and […]