Find Courage to Persevere in God’s Work

Haggai 2.1-9

  1. Confess How You Really Feel (1-3)
  2. Cultivate Grace-Based Strength (4a)
    • 2 Timothy 2: “Be strong in grace” by...
      • 2: “Entrusting to reliable men”
      • 3: “Enduring hardness as a soldier”
      • 7: “Reflecting on what I say”
      • 8: “Remembering Jesus”
      • 14: “Reminding others”
      • 15: “Studying to prove your authenticity”
      • 16: “Avoiding godless chatter”
      • 19: “Abstaining from wickedness”
      • 22a: “Fleeing the desires of youth”
      • 22b: “Pursuing righteousness . . .”
      • 23: “Avoiding foolish arguments”
  3. Work on the Temple (4b)
  4. Bank on God’s Promises TO YOU (5-6)
  5. Fulfill Your Deepest Desires (7)
  6. Define Glory Accurately (8-9a)
  7. Find Peace in God’s Temple (9b)

Seven Principles That Predict Your Ability to Persevere with a Good Attitude

  1. Stop Looking to the Past  (Confess How You Really Feel)
  2. Examine the Source of Your Strength (Cultivate Grace) 
  3. Rely on God’s Present Promises/Covenant (Work on the Temple)
  4. Determine to Look Forward (Bank on God’s Promises TO YOU) 
  5. Keep Jesus at the Center (Fulfill Your Deepest Desires)
  6. Stop Acting Like an Owner (Define Glory Accurately)
  7. Define Value Spiritually (Find Peace in God’s Temple)