Our Goal: Living By the Spirit in ‘23
Week 1: Changing Our Perspective of Christ
Week 2: Seeing the Glory of God
Week 3: Being Led By the Spirit
Zerubbabel’s mission was to restore Worship.
The people of God were in captivity.
Some were permitted to return to Jerusalem.
Nehemiah was rebuilding the walls, Ezra was rebuilding the temple, and Zerubbabel was to restore worship and the priesthood.
The New Testament says:
Our purpose is proclamation.
In order to proclaim the Gospel, the Good News, the praise and excellence of Christ, we must be led by the Spirit of God.
In order to be led, the Spirit must be active in our life.
But often we allow the Spirit of God to be dormant.
This happened to Timothy in the New Testament:
“That is why I would remind you to stir up (rekindle the embers of, fan the flame of, and keep burning) the [gracious] gift of God, [the inner fire] that is in you...” 2 Timothy 1:6a AMP
Today’s Topic: Keep the Flame Burning (for the Purpose of Proclamation)
God spoke that Scripture to us last year and we decided that we would not end a service without giving the chance for people to know Jesus.
The Why behind the What:
Why is it necessary to keep the flame of the Spirit alive?
Matthew 24:3–8 (NKJV)
3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be?
And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.
5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.
6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars.
See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Jesus said we would see these these things:
Rumors of War
Land Boundary Disputes