Haggai for Hands, Hearts, and Heads
A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.--Colin Powell INTRO - The historical time of Haggai notes the restoration of the Jewish people in Palestine. The restoration period began in 539 B.C. when Cyrus became king by his conquering of Babylon. EST - God…
In his book, The Second Coming of the Church, Christian sociologist and pollster, George Barna, documents his findings about the differences in behaviors between those who identify themselves as born again Christians and non-Christians here in the United States. Among the results of his surveys are these:…
Series on Elijah and Elisha
Paul Hawkins • Sermon • • 25 views
Elijah and Elisha 28. Can we please turn to 2 Kings chapter 13? [P] Last time I spoke we were in 2 Kings 7 . We have moved on 6 chapters, and time has moved on also. [P] But there is no intervening mention of Elisha. Well, there is just one mention: in [ 2 Kings 9:1–3 Now Elisha the prophet called one…
Smoke & Mirrors
Cynthia Rauser • Sermon • • 16 views
The key to a magician’s act is misdirection of our attention. They try to get us to focus on the smoke and mirrors, distraction our focus so that we don’t see something important so that we don’t see what is happening right before our eyes. Sometimes the things right in front of us are the hardest things to see. There are things you see everyday that you are blind to.
Malachi: Confronting Complacency in Marriage, Money and Ministry
Michael Turner • Sermon • • 16 views
The priest and people fail to honor God in worship, Jesus comes as the perfect priest, and Christians should follow Jesus' example.
Rev. Lonnie McQurter • Sermon • • 11 views
Scripture 1 In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, saying, 2 Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts,…
Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
This is a special occasion. This is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Our participation in praying for persecuted Christians might be one of the most important things we do this year. That’s a bold claim. To back it up, I’d like to ask you to consider the two passages of scripture…
When the men of Judah were confronted with the conflict between the trouble-making Spirit of God and the enemy, they bound the man of Spirit and handed him over to the enemy. They were comfortable in their captivity. They were complacent in their chains. They wanted peace above freedom. Security above God’s Sovereignty. We are engaged in a spiritual battle. Will we be comfortable and complacent? Or will we follow the trouble-making Spirit of God?
Jeremy Elliott • Sermon • • 5 views
Maximum Impact Summary: Warning ( may contain some provocative material), listen at the risk of becoming uncomfortable with self as well as hungry and passionate for more of God. My Text reading: , , : tells us Elkanah had two wives: You know there’s going to be trouble right there. The name of The one…
Pastor Jason Spade • Sermon • • 3 views
We all love to watch people do remarkable things. It is why we tune in to sports and competitions. It is why watch documentaries on heroes. It is why we celebrate underdogs so much. But, do we think about how to make our church remarkable? What about our witness? What about our live?
Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 3 views
INTRODUCTION: Who is truly on the Lords side? That phrase is a memorable phrase in our Bibles. It comes from after Israel worshipped the Golden calf. It comes from after Israel worshipped the Golden calf. 26 then Moses stood in the gate of the camp and said, “Who is on the Lord ’s side? Come to me.”…
Rev. Lonnie McQurter • Sermon • • 3 views
Scripture Revelation 3:14 14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation. 15 “ ‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! 16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither…