Ezra 3:2 Then stood up Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and his brethren, and builded the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings thereon, as it is written in the law of Moses the man of God.
I can tell you as someone who travels from home for ministry, it’s sure good to lay my head on my pillow in my home again. Others treat me with the utmost in Christian love and kindness. Their hospitality is grand. Yet there’s something wonderful about being home. My journeys are about normally two weeks or just a little longer. I call home and talk with my wife almost daily. I send pictures and receive them form her while I’m gone. Yet, I still want to come home when I’m done. There is also my home church family. I love to preach and sing at other churches. Yet, the people from my home church hold a very special place in my heart that others can’t fill.
The children of Israel, both Northern Israel and Southern Judah, have been in exile for many years. No phone calls home, no pictures from the old homestead. Also, there is the fact that there is really nothing back home, to go home to. Many of the homes had been destroyed and the center of worship, their temple was demolished. However, one day, God moved on the heart of a lost king, King Cyrus, to send many of them back home to rebuild a temple for the Lord. When they got back, before they began to construct this temple they had a sacred desire to fulfill first. They knew it was important to build an altar first and seek God’s will in the building. Forsaking God is what caused the exile problem. They sure didn’t want to make that mistake again.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
We often have good ideas for ministries. Some of the ideas are really great. Yet the best laid plans without God and His blessings, is like putting the cart before the horse. Prayer is the key to all spiritual blessings.
What is the ratio of time spent in prayer and that spent in planning?
Man should be A Sacrifice Delivered to God with our lives. (Rom. 12:1) Yet, man often fails as we’ve seen in:
● A Sad Departure
● A Spiritual Duty
● All Suddenly Done
● A Storeroom Dilemma
● A Serious Declaration
● A Sacred Desire
Knowing the sinfulness of man, God sent His Son, Jesus to be A Sacrifice Delivered once and for all, for all who will put their faith and trust in Him. Amen!
Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs
|July 8, 2019||Ezra 4-7||Acts 11|
|July 9, 2019||Ezra 8-10||Acts 12|
|July 10, 2019||Neh. 1-3||Acts 13:1-28|
|July 11, 2019||Neh. 4-6||Acts 13:29-52|
|July 12, 2019||Neh. 7-8||Acts 14|
|July 13, 2019||Neh. 9-10||Acts 15:1-27|
|July 14, 2019||No Passages Assigned|
By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
Living In His Word Ministries
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director