Haggai and Setting The Course For 2019
As we look at a new year we need to set the course and evaluate our progress to ensure we finish well. To do that we are going to look at the book of Haggai, which will set the course for us today. God had redeemed the people from captivity and gave them the task of rebuilding the temple. They got the foundation laid and the work stopped. God admonished them and commanded them to get busy to put God as their number one priority with passion to complete their God given task.
Today God has given us the same task to build the temple. So what is the temple today? We are (1 Cor 3:16; 2 Cor 6:16). Today God is building us into a temple for Him to dwell among men on the foundation that has been laid (Eph 2:20-22). The mission of the church is to make disciple, building the temple of God today.
As we go through the series in Haggai we find that God encourages us onward and upward in His work. This work will take commitment and dedication which we will see as we conclude with (1 Tim 4:7-8). Encouraging spiritual discipline to the work and in Acts that God has empowered us to complete the task to be faithful to Him and His purpose for redeeming us.