This Sunday, we begin a short mini-series unpacking the second shortest book in the Old Testament, the book of Haggai. Years after Solomon's temple and the city of Jerusalem had been destroyed, the Persians conquered the Babylonians, allowing the Jews to return home from captivity. They began rebuilding God's temple, as He commanded them to, but life got hard and they slowly abandoned the work, turning instead to their own houses. Enter Haggai, sent by God to help the people refocus. Haggai preached about the priority and importance of Kingdom Perspective.
With this first week, we will look at Haggai 1, as we learn about the danger of kingdom (mission) drift. What do we do when we experience kingdom drift in our own lives? Jesus said in Matthew 6:21, "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Jesus came to remind us that he has rescued us, not for our own comfort and pleasure as we pursue self; but rather for doing the work of building God's kingdom. Take time to read Haggai 1, and then join us on Sunday at 9:30am as we worship God passionately.
After our service, there will be two opportunities to take a next step with Jesus. See below for more details:
1. Adult Discipleship Class. 11:00am Current Study: The Final Days of Jesus. Learn more about Jesus, his love for you, and his call on our lives to follow him..
2. Calvary Parkside Membership Class: 11:00am. At Calvary Parkside, we believe that church membership should be meaningful. Therefore, we believe in partnering together for growth, prayer and accountability. Join us and learn more about what it means to be a member of Calvary Parkside.
Attached is this week's prayer list.
See you Sunday.