Temple Times

Learning to Listen to God When He Speaks

Hebrews 12

Find Courage to Persevere in God’s Work - Defeat Discouragement

  1. Confess How You Really Feel (1-3)
  2. Cultivate Grace-Based Strength (4a)
  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)

Learning to LISTEN to God When He Speaks

  1. Run with Perseverance (Hebrews 12.1)
  2. Endure Hard Times as Training (Hebrews 12.7)
  3. Compose Yourself for the Life’s Journey (Hebrews 12.12)
  4. Work Hard to Develop Holy Relationships (Hebrews 12.14)
  5. Focus on God’s Eternal Grace (Hebrews 12.22)

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)

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)

Participate in Advancing God’s Kingdom

Haggai 1.1-15

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  • Explore the Symbol of the Temple 
    • Admonish Biblically
    • Appreciate the Temple’s Importance
    • Absorb the Eternal Picture
    • Accept the Shocking Truth (1 Cor. 10.11)
  • Evaluate Your Life (Haggai 1.1-5)
  • Examine Your Heart (Haggai 1.6-11)
  • Enter the Work (Haggai 1.12-15)

5 Keys to Thriving in Ministry

  1. Spiritual Formation – keep learning and growing.  Stay open to new perspectives.  Have some close, transparent relationships, meet regularly, and LISTEN to them 
  2. Self Care – physical exercise, limited emotional eating 
  3. Emotional and Cultural Intelligence – the ability to LISTEN emotionally to others, to recognize, validate and adapt in the moment to others’ perspectives, emotions, and culture
  4. Marriage and Family
  5. Leadership and Management – building a diverse team.