Sunday, February 18, 2024

Haggai week 3
Comfortable or Consumed?”

Man’s church – people who act religious.

God’s Church (ekklesia) – ones called out by God with authority, power and passion to change the world!!!

2 Timothy 3:1-3 NLT 1 You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. 2 For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. 3 They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. 4 They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. 5 They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly.

Which church are you a member of:
God’s Church or man’s church 

• Man’s church = conditional obedience to God.

You can be COMFORTABLE or CONSUMED, but you can’t be both!

Haggai 2:12 NIV “If someone carries consecrated meat in the fold of their garment, and that fold touches some bread or stew, some wine, olive oil or other food, does it become consecrated?” The priests answered, “No.”

Haggai 2:13 NIV Then Haggai said, “If a person defiled by contact with a dead body touches one of these things, does it become defiled?” “Yes,” the priests replied, “it becomes defiled.”

• Sin spreads easier than holiness.

Haggai 2:14 NIV Then Haggai said, “So it is with this people and this nation in my sight,” declares the Lord. “Whatever they do and whatever they offer there is defiled.”

• God wants to fix YOU more than he wants to fix your problem.

Haggai 2:15 – 17 NIV “Now give careful thought to this from this day on —consider how things were before one stone was laid on another in the Lord’s temple. When anyone came to a heap of twenty measures, there were only ten. When anyone went to a wine vat to draw fifty measures, there were only twenty. I struck all the work of your hands with blight, mildew and hail, yet you did not return to me,” declares the Lord.

• God wants your heart more than your hands.

Haggai 2:18 – 19 NIV From this day on, from this twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, give careful thought to the day when the foundation of the Lord’s temple was laid. Give careful thought: Is there yet any seed left in the barn? Until now, the vine and the fig tree, the pomegranate and the olive tree have not borne fruit. From this day on I will bless you.

Haggai 2:23 NIV “On that day,” declares the Lord Almighty, “I will take you, my servant Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel,” declares the Lord, “and I will make you like my signet ring, for I have chosen you,” declares the Lord Almighty. 

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