Consider Your Ways
Topic: Knowing God Scripture: Haggai 1:1–1:15
God will bring discipline on his people when they busy themselves with self-seeking in order that they might consider their ways and stop missing out on his presence.
The booklet handed out during the service is available here to download. I don’t think there needs to be any application other than the booklet. I pray God gives you some special time with Him as you “consider your ways”. And please remember what I said when I handed out the booklets, be sure to supplement the booklet with your favorite Gospel verse. The point of the booklet is to help you apply Haggai as you consider your ways. But you also need to consider His ways. If you are struggling to find a Gospel verse you will find a few here below.
2 Corinthians 5:21
"For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
"But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life."
1 Peter 3:18
"For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit…”
"And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.”
"But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead."