WHAT'S IN A NAME? III

EZRA 3:1, 3-4, 10-13 When the seventh month came and the Israelites had settled in their towns, the people assembled together as one in Jerusalem. 3 Despite their fear of the peoples around them, they built the altar on its foundation and sacrificed burnt offerings on it to the Lord, both the morning and evening sacrifices.  4 Then in accordance with what is written, they celebrated the Festival of Tabernacles with the required number of burnt offerings prescribed for each day. 

10 When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, the priests in their vestments and with trumpets, and the Levites (the sons of Asaph) with cymbals, took their places to praise the Lord, as prescribed by David king of Israel.  11 With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord: “He is good; his love toward Israel endures forever.” And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.  12 But many of the older priests and Levites and family heads, who had seen the former temple, wept aloud when they saw the foundation of this temple being laid, while many others shouted for joy.  13 No one could distinguish the sound of the shouts of joy from the sound of weeping, because the people made so much noise. And the sound was heard far away.

“AS ONE MAN”  

EZRA 3:10-11 When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, the priests in their vestments and with trumpets, and the Levites (the sons of Asaph) with cymbals, took their places to praise the Lord, as prescribed by David king of Israel. 

11 With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord:

“He is good;

    his love toward Israel endures forever.”

And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid. 

  • THE TEMPLE

THE TEMPLE REPRESENTS WHERE HEAVEN AND EARTH MEET    

    HEAVEN LOOKS LIKE FAMILY

    FATHER - FAITH - FAMILY  

PSALM 22:3

MATTHEW 18:20

IT’S NOT JUST WHERE WE GATHER — BUT WHO WE GATHER AROUND

12 But many of the older priests and Levites and family heads, who had seen the former temple, wept aloud when they saw the foundation of this temple being laid, while many others shouted for joy. 

THERE WILL ALWAYS BE THOSE WHO CAN’T CELEBRATE THE PRESENT BECAUSE THEY HAVE THEIR HEAD BURIED IN THE PAST

“GO WITH THE ONES GOING WITH YOU” PASTOR JIM H. 

GOD IS LAYING A NEW FOUNDATION

13 No one could distinguish the sound of the shouts of joy from the sound of weeping, because the people made so much noise. And the sound was heard far away.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO LEAVE BEHIND SO YOU CAN MOVE FORWARD?

 

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