Listen to the Message

Haggai 2:1-9
"Get busy and build the Lord's house."
"Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success."
They stick to one thing until they get there.
"Stick to it!"
It is a message of encouragement, assurance and motivation.
"Consider their ways".
"It's always too early to quit."
#1. Don't Be Discouraged ...God Sees Your Effort
  • "I am with you, declares the Lord."
  • God does not measure success the way that man does.
  • If God was pleased with their progress nothing else mattered!
#2. Don't Give Up ...God Provides Strength
  • "Be strong"!
  • We become weak physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
  • Knowing that He will strengthen us... we must continue to labor.
#3. Don't Be Afraid... God Is In Control
  • Though the resources seemed scarce to the people, God was not worried.
  • He who calls us is the One Who equips us.
  • We have twenty-five cents--and all the promises of God!
  • Don't Fear... God Is In Control
#4. Don't Look Back ...God Has A Greater Plan
  • Israel would never be able to move forward for the Lord as long as they looked to the past.
  • If we spend our time gazing into the past the future will pass us by!
  • We must set our sights on what He wants to use us to do in the future!
  • But the future is filled with possibilities and opportunities!
  • Success will come in the Lord's time.
1. Don't Be Discouraged... God Sees Your Effort
2. Don't Give Up... God Will Provide Strength
3. Don't Be Afraid... God Is In Control
4. Don't Look Back... God Has A Greater Plan