Sermons from May 2021

Sermons from May 2021

Zechariah 3: The High Priest’s Dirty Robes

We are continuing our series through the minor prophets this morning in Zechariah. Please turn there with me. Zechariah is the longest of the minor prophets. Same chapter count as Hosea, but more words. It has been called “little Isaiah” – because it picks up on many of the same themes and uses similar imagery.  The book is very complex and as far as an efficient summary and outline of the book as a whole, I don’t think I can…

Haggai- Be Strong for He Is with us

This Sunday we will look at the brief yet powerful prophetic book, Haggai. Through this man Haggai, God called his people to awaken from their slumber and do the work of rebuilding the Lord’s house, the temple. In spite of Israel’s dark history, the people responded quickly and obeyed the Lord by beginning the reconstruction. Yet just a month later, they began losing heart until the Lord spoke to them again, this time to be strong and do the work, for he is with them. Not only do we marvel at God’s call to his people Israel, we will discover similar calls he gives to us today.

Zephaniah: The Day of the Lord

1 The word of the Lord that came to Zephaniah the son of Cushi, son of Gedaliah, son of Amariah, son of Hezekiah, in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah. Zephaniah 1:1 (ESV) We know a lot about Zephaniah from this one verse! Zephaniah has the most complete genealogical listing of any of the prophets, and it’s here for a reason. He was the great, great, grandson of one of the few faithful kings of…

Habakkuk’s Lament and Joy

SERMON POWERPOINT Sunday, May 2, 2021  Brad Barrett Minor Prophets  Habakkuk’s Lament and Joy Slide (title) Two weeks ago my wife and I were at a retreat for pastors and their wives down in Des Moines at Living History Farms. During the worship time, one of the women in the music team shared a brief but intense story. Years ago during their church service, police came in and arrested her husband in front of the whole church for some illicit…