Seeking First God's Righteousness

Haggai 2:10-19

  1. God Blesses Holy Living

    • Examine your heart, for holiness comes through inward change

    • Examine your life, for God blesses the causes of holy people

  2. God Blesses Holy Priorities

    • Recognize the judgement of God for unholy priorities and repent

    • Resolve to seek the Lord’s priorities first and be assured of God’s blessing

Growing One Another

1 Thessalonians 2:1-20

How do we help others grow spiritually?

  1. We love others sacrificially

    • We love genuinely

    • We give ourselves (this means life-on-life)

    • We make their good our ultimate goal

  2. We give one another God’s Word

    • We talk about Jesus (the Gospel) …a lot

    • We teach how to live for Jesus in everyday life

    • We understand that God transforms people through His Word

Where can I start?

  1. Commit to deep friendships in the church and with non-Christians

  2. Lovingly serve these people

  3. Share a struggle in your life and ask how you can pray for them

  4. Be intentional together: plan times when you will talk about how God is speaking to you through His Word

Now What?

1 Corinthians 16:1-24

How Can I Stay Faithful?
Five Principles for Staying Faithful in Living for Christ, His Church, and His Mission:

  1. Discipline yourself to give (for the sake of the Church and Her mission)

  2. Invest your life into people

  3. Don’t give up living for Jesus

  4. Submit to and respect servant-leaders

  5. Treasure Christian friendships