Last week we began a mini-series in the short prophetic book of Haggai. In week two, we are going to look at the second message of the prophet Haggai as he encourages both the people and leaders in the rebuilding of the temple. Haggai's message to us is relevant in the sense that the times are discouraging and in the face of opposition how do you move forward in doing God's Kingdom work.
The people of Haggai's time were looking to the past and the past glory and were wondering if there was any point for the present work, or for that matter, any hope for the future. The leaders, both political and religious, were dealing with opposition that came from within by way of discouragement and leaving the work of rebuilding undone. Then their enemies were putting pressure on them and preventing them from the work that God called them to.
Haggai reminds the people and the leaders that it is not in the buildings or land or armies that we find our worth and our strength, but it is in the presence of God. The temple reminds the people that God is with them. This true for us today because in the presence of His one and only son Jesus Christ we have access to God.
Join us this Sunday at 9:30am, as we explore the Prophet Haggai's message for God's people.
After the service, "Connect with One Another Authentically", in our Adult Discipleship Class. This class meets at 11:00am and is currently studying final days of Jesus' time on earth. Learn more about Jesus, his love for you, and his call on our lives to follow him.
See you Sunday.