10/18/15 – A Fresh Wind to Rebuild

A Fresh Wind to Rebuild

John Stange

Ezra 5:1-5

I. Taking inspiration from God’s Word (v. 1-2)

Haggai 1:2-5 – 2 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: These people say the time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the Lord.” 3 Then the word of the Lord came by the hand of Haggai the prophet, 4 “Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins?5 Now, therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider your ways.

II. Receiving questions from the curious (v. 3-4)

1 Peter 2:5 – you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

III. Knowing that God is watching over you (v. 5)