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SermonsFromTheOldTestamentDoesTheLord'sHouseLieInRuins?

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"DOESTHELORD'SHOUSELIEINRUINS?"
Haggai1:115
INTRODUCTION
1.About600yearsbeforeChrist,JudahwastakencaptivetoBabylon...
a.Jerusalemwithitstemplewasplunderedandburned
b.Seventyyearslater,theJewswereallowedtoreturn
2.ItwastheLord'sintentionthattheJewsrebuildthetemple...
a.HestirredupCyrusofPersiatoletthemdothisEzr1:15
b.ButoncethepeoplereturnedtoJerusalem,otherthingsbeganto
takeprecedence
3.GodthensentHaggaitotheJewswithasimplemessage...
a.Themessagewas"Buildthetemple!"
b.Themessagehasanapplicationforthechurchtoday
[TurninginourBiblestoHag1:1,let'stakeacloserlookat...]
I.HAGGAI'SMESSAGETOISRAEL
A.THEATTITUDEOFTHEJEWS...
1."ThetimehasnotcomefortheLord'shousetobebuilt"Hag
1:2
2.TheirreasoningcanbeinferredfromHag1:34
a.Theyweretoobusybuildingtheirownhomes!
b.TheyputbuildingtheirownhomesbeforetheLord'shouse!
3.TheirattitudeismadeclearinHag1:9b
a.WhiletheLord'shouselayinruins...
b....everyonewasconcernedwiththeirownhome!
B.THEMESSAGEOFHAGGAI...
1."Isittimetodwellinpaneledhomeswhilethetempleliesin
ruins?"Hag1:4
2.TheLord'schallenge:"Consideryourways!"Hag1:5
a.ThingshadnotbeengoingwellHag1:6
b.TheyshouldhavebeenbuildingthetempleHag1:78
3.BecausetheyhadputbuildingtheirhomesbeforetheLord's
house...
a.Theyprosperedlittle;whatlittletheyhadtheLordblew
awayHag1:9
b.TheLordevencalledforadroughtinjudgmentuponthem
Hag1:1011
[ThepreachingofHaggaiprovedsuccessful;inreverencethepeople
obeyedandcompletedtheconstructionofthetemple(Hag1:1215).
Sincethiswaswrittenforouradmonition(1Co10:11),let'snow
consider...]
II.HAGGAI'SAPPLICATIONTOTHECHURCH
A.WEFACEASIMILARTASK...
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1.Notthebuildingofaphysicalstructure
a.ForGoddoesnotdwellintemplesmadewithhandsAc17:24
b.ThetempleofGodisnowthechurchcf.1Co1:2;3:1617
2.Thoughaspiritualstructure,God'stempleisstillundergoing
construction
a.ThefoundationistheworkofJesus,apostlesandprophets
Ep2:1922
b.Itgrowsaspeopleareconvertedbythepreachingofthe
gospel1Co3:59
c.ItgrowsinternallyasthoseconverteddotheirpartEp4:
1516
Sowehaveasimilartaskto"Buildthetemple!"(anever
endingtask)
B.HAGGAI'SMESSAGEISVERYAPPLICABLE...
1.DoestheLord'shouselieinruins,whileweruntoourown
homes?
a.TheLord'shouse(thechurch)doeslieinruinsifwe...
1)Allowotherthingstokeepusfromdoingourpartto
evangelizethelost
2)NeglecttodoourpartinedifyingthebodyofChrist
b.Whateverourabilitiesandopportunities,wehavea
responsibilityinthebuildingoftheLord'shousetoday
1)ItmayinvolveteachingorservingRo12:38;1Pe4:
1011
2)ItmayinvolvegoingorsendingRo10:1415
c.Throughexercisingourabilitieswecanbuildthetempleof
Godtoday;otherwisetheLord'shousewilllieinruins!
2.Isittimetodwellinpaneledhomes,andlettheLord'shouse
lieinruin?
a.Evidentlysomethinkso,iftheysay:"Iwillservethe
LordassoonasI..."
1)"...finishmyschooling"
2)"...getontopoftheresponsibilitiesofmyjob"
3)"...raisemychildren"
b.Ineachcase,isnotthebottomlinethesame?
1)TheLord'shouseliesinruin
2)Whilewegoaboutourownwaywithourownlives
c.InHaggai'sday,itwasnottimetoputotherthingsbefore
theLord'shouse;norisittimetodosotoday!
1)WemustputthekingdomofGodfirstMt6:33
2)WemustputtheLordfirstMt10:3739
3.Mightweneedto"considerourways"?
a.Arethingsnotgoingthewaytheyshould?
1)Perhapsthereisadivinereasonforthe"drought"inour
lives?
2)PerhapstheLordinHisprovidenceistellingus
something!
b.IfwewillputtheLordandHiskingdom(house)first...
1)GodwillprovideournecessitiesMt6:3133
2)Godwillmultiplyourseedforsowing2Co9:611
c.IfweneglecttheLord'swork...
1)Wewon'thaveGod'sprovidencehelpingus
2)WemayevenexperienceGod'slovingdisciplinecf.Hag
1:911;1Co11:3132;He12:511
CONCLUSION
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1.WesawthattheJewstooktoheartthemessageofHaggaiHag1:12
2.WhatwedidnotstresswastheLord'sresponse:"Iamwithyou,says
theLORD."(Hag1:13)
a.Thephrase"Iamwithyou"isinteresting
b.ItissimilartothepromisemadebyJesusintheGreatCommission
Mt28:1820
3.ThuswehavetheassurancethatifweobserveallthatChrist
commanded...
a.Hewillbewithusalways
b.EvenasGodwaswithIsrael
YetthisblessedassuranceisforthosewhodonotlettheLord'shouse
lieinruinswhiletheydwellinpaneledhomes.Areyoudoingyourpart
tobuildtheLord'shouse?
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