Sermon Series
  • 1. Who God Uses

    Contributed on Nov 3, 2007
    based on 69 ratings

    Do we have to be obedient to God for His will to be accomplished? Far from it. God doesn’t depend on us for anything. Even though we can never expedite or stifle God’s plans, our level of obedience will determine our reward.

  • 2. Restoring Resources

    Contributed on Nov 10, 2007
    based on 59 ratings

    God created material things for us to use to glorify Him. The problem is, we have placed His stuff in the wrong account. We have taken God’s stuff out of His glory account and transferred it to our materialism account. And when it’s in our account, it’

  • 3. Restoring A Remnant

    Contributed on Nov 17, 2007
    based on 64 ratings

    God is all powerful but He chooses to accomplish His work through people. While God’s desire is for all to respond to Him, the fact is that only a remnant will. But in that remnant, God provides the kinds of people it takes to accomplish His work.

  • 4. Restoring Responsibility

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2007
    based on 43 ratings

    Many people think all that’s involved in being a Christian is walking an aisle or praying a prayer. That might be how God called you to salvation, but that’s not the end of it. Responsibilities come with being a Christian.

  • 5. Restoring Religion

    Contributed on Jan 5, 2008
    based on 57 ratings

    Who is worship supposed to be about? God. And it is His worship that He was restoring in Jerusalem in this passage. This message looks at restoring our religion.

  • 6. What Are You Waiting For?

    Contributed on Jan 13, 2008
    based on 37 ratings

    God had faithfully restored everything required for the remnant to start building the temple. Now the only thing left for them to do was to start building. But they were satisfied, so they delayed.

  • 7. Work It!

    Contributed on Feb 12, 2008
    based on 35 ratings

    What can the remnant teach us about how to be a working church? They can teach us three traits of a working church.

  • 8. What's All The Racket?

    Contributed on Feb 12, 2008
    based on 54 ratings

    Did you know that there are times that the church should be noisy? Not from idle talking and milling around during worship—but a church should be noisy just like the remnant was. A church should be noisy when it’s working.

  • 9. Almost Right

    Contributed on Feb 27, 2008
    based on 30 ratings

    The question isn’t whether we’re going to encounter opposition. The question is, how are we going to handle it when it comes. The remnant did exactly what they were supposed to do—almost. They stood strong in the face of opposition but they didn’t quit

  • 10. Swimming Upstream

    Contributed on Feb 27, 2008
    based on 40 ratings

    Do you ever feel like everything is opposing you? That is what the remnant was experiencing. The first step to facing our opposition the right way is to "know our enemy."

  • 11. Obedience Works!

    Contributed on Mar 3, 2008
    based on 42 ratings

    In one sense, the remnant was just like us--they had free access to the Word of God. God had just spoken His Word to them through Haggai and Zechariah. God’s Word was available--what were they going to do with it? What are we going to do with it?

  • 12. Word Blessings

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2008
    based on 49 ratings

    God blesses His Word. The remnant heard God’s will clearly revealed in His Word and they didn’t ignore it or put it aside. They no longer stalled and delayed. This time, when they heard God’s Word, they obeyed His will. And when that happens, God blesses.

  • 13. Dedicated To Joy

    Contributed on Mar 29, 2008
    based on 57 ratings

    Joy isn’t ginned up with fun entertainment. Joy doesn’t pass with changing seasons or swinging moods. True, unquenchable joy comes only from God. That’s the kind of joy to be dedicated to.

  • 14. Look Who Finally Showed Up

    Contributed on Apr 8, 2008
    based on 9 ratings

    Ezra had confidence in God’s providence. When you see God’s providential hand of control it takes away your worries and fears and it gives you joy and peace and assurance. When you see God in control it gives you boldness and confidence to do the things H

  • 15. Powerful Witness

    Contributed on Apr 28, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    The presence of the temple and the work the remnant did to built it stood as a testimony and a powerful witness for God. What stands as a powerful witness to our age? The Word of God sent out from the Church of God proclaimed by the people of God.

  • 16. Got Problems? Deal With It!

    Contributed on Apr 28, 2008
    based on 15 ratings

    Ezra was facing a problem and came up with a solution that ended in success. From that, we can see how this godly leader dealt with a problem. And from that, we can develop our own how-to list. We can see three key components to dealing with the problems

  • 17. Getting Where You're Going

    Contributed on May 31, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    Are we prepared for the journey that awaits us?

  • 18. Where To Start?

    Contributed on May 31, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Sometimes the toughest thing about a project is knowing where to start.

  • 19. Keeping An Eye Out

    Contributed on May 31, 2008
    based on 11 ratings

    How do you feel when you see the sin in the world around you? Do you feel the same way about the sin that’s in your midst? What about the sin that’s in your heart?

  • 20. Counting Change

    Contributed on May 31, 2008
    based on 8 ratings

    Newton’s First Law of Motion states: Everything continues in a state of rest unless it is compelled to change by forces impressed upon it. Do the forces of sin around you compel you to change?

  • 21. Broken Prayer

    Contributed on May 31, 2008
    based on 7 ratings

    What does the prayer of corporate confession look like?

  • 22. Follow The Leader

    Contributed on Sep 2, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    Four ways to know that God’s people are ready to accomplish the work He has for them.

  • 23. Spiritual Leadership / Faithful Followership

    Contributed on Sep 2, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    In these final verses, we see two models we can learn from. We see the model of spiritual leadership that Ezra shows us. And we see the model of faithful followership that the people show us.