Synopsis: In part two of this Thanksgiving series, our pastor returns to Ephesians 5:20 to answer the question, "Where do we find the ability to give God thanks--especially when we don't feel like it, aren't in the mood to do so, or are just struggling with what we are facing in life?
Synopsis: Whether we are facing rough times or not, whether we have sustained hardships from personal losses this year or not, it's good for us to consider the question, "Where do I find the ability to give God thanks?" Especially if don't feel like it or am really struggling with doing so? This message is part 1 of 2 as this very question is answered from our text.
Synopsis: This message presents an overview of Zechariah chapters 9-14 and looks at the historical context, the flow of thought in its structure and the focus of its message of hope--Christ's coming. The opening verses of each of these two main sections supply us with the main life-related lesson of today's sermon.
Synopsis: Tonight we look at the fourth and final characteristic that the kingdom of grace and of glory share. It may surprise some of you that praying "Thy kingdom come" is in essence a request for Christ's second coming! Here's how that is so....
Synopsis: In this final exposition of Zechariah 8, we find the third component of this theme of God's blessing being developed. The question that is posed and answered from this text is this: what impact does God's promises for the future have on me today? What practical lessons can we learn and apply to our lives? Our text reveals the two-fold impact God's blessing is designed to have on us.
Synopsis: Tonight we look at the third shared characteristic of the kingdom of grace and of glory as it further explains and expands upon what it means we pray, "Lord, advance the reign of grace through Christ in us and hasten the full and final establishment of Christ's glorious kingdom." This encouraging message provides us with hope and motivation to pursue the privilege of being useful and usable in God's hands to advance His work!
Synopsis: In part 2 of our look into Zechariah 8, our pastor asks and answers the question, "How can we be assured that God's promises, which seem almost too good to be true, will actually come to pass?" It's almost as if God anticipated a skeptical view towards His claims with the question He posed in v. 6. The assurance of God's blessing would come in five different ways as our text reveals.
Do you really believe God delights to bless you if you know Him as your personal Savior? If you are skeptical, then today's message from Zechariah 8 is for you.
Synopsis: Zechariah 8 presents the third and fourth answers from God to the question raised in 7:3 by Jewish envoys from Bethel. These answers present the main theme of the chapter: God delights to bless His people! This message is part 1 and deals with the expression of God's blessing. The encouragement of hope God gives in this chapter is not only for the Jews of Zechariah's day but for us in our day as well.
Synopsis: Zechariah chapters 7 & 8 are linked together and form the second section of this OT prophecy. Chapter 7 begins with a question about a religious ritual that had been established and God gives four answers to the question--two in each chapter. In chapter 7 God's answers drive home the point that He wants genuine worship and that worship has two characteristics. Today's message tells us what those two characteristics are.
Synopsis: Tonight we begin looking at the 2nd prayer request given by our Lord as He taught His disciples (and us!) to pray. For what are we actually asking God when we pray, "Thy kingdom come?" Tonight in part 1, we look at the answer to that question.
Synopsis: Zechariah 6:9-15 is a coronation ceremony that is not part of the 8th vision but rather an event that actually happened. What is symbolic here is not the event but what the crowning of Joshua the High Priest represents. So what's the significance of all this? Not only do we discover the answer to that question but we also extract timelessly relevant truth that is just as vital for us today as it in Zechariah's day to provide much needed hope.