FIXER UPPER – Week 2
Life Group Questions:
- Have you ever started a project but then apathy set in and you quit?
- “Don’t compare your start when Gods work isn’t finished.” This was our key thought for week 2 of Fixer Upper. Have you ever compared your start with others?
- Read Haggai 2:4. How are you staying strong in the Lord right now?
- How are you “doing the work” for the cause of Christ? How do you see First Free Rockford “doing the work?”
- What resources could you use for the glory of God?
- Read Hebrews 12:26-28 as a group. How does this truth change your perspective?
- What opposition are you listening to that you need to remember to: “be strong and courageous?”
Sermon Notes and Scripture:
Week 1 – Key Thought: WE MUST PLACE GOD AS OUR PRIORITY, OVER THE CONVENIENCES OF LIFE.
KEY THOUGHT: Don’t compare your start, when God’s work isn’t finished.
“In the second year of King Darius, on the twenty-first day of the seventh month, the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai: 2 “Speak to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, to Joshua son of Jozadak, x the high priest, and to the remnant of the people. Ask them, 3 ‘Who of you is left who saw this house in its former glory? How does it look to you now? Does it not seem to you like nothing? 4 But now be strong, Zerubbabel,’ declares the Lord. ‘Be strong, Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,’ declares the Lord, ‘and work. For I am with you,’ declares the Lord Almighty. 5 ‘This is what I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt. And my Spirit remains among you. Do not fear.’ 6 “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. 7 I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the Lord Almighty. 8 ‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the Lord Almighty. 9 ‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the Lord Almighty.” – Haggai 2:1-9
6 “Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them. 7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:6-9
When God provides the resources, we provide the work.
26 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” 27 The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29 for our “God is a consuming fire.” – Hebrews 12:26-28
Don’t compare your start, when God’s work isn’t finished.
When God provides the resources, we provide the Work.