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Hope Again (2 of 4)
Series: The Making of a Movement
Today I am continuing a New Series: The Making Of A Movement!. You see we are not a religious people following a religious system. Rather we are Followers of Jesus And Fulfilling His Mission.
You see Jesus did not come to establish another Religious system but Jesus came to establish a movement of People who understood that they were part of something that is bigger than just themselves. A Movement of people who understand that they are put on this planet to make a difference and help bring change.
If we really take the scriptures seriously then we are really not part of this World's system. We are people who have been captured by the Love of Jesus and now we are on mission to share this message.
Text: Ezekiel 37:1-14
Background: Judah has been taken into Babylonian Captivity. They have adopted the way of life in a foreign country. They have lost all hope of ever seeing the promise of God come to pass.
But God now sends a message of Hope through the Prophet Ezekiel ''God Strengthens.''
I. God Is In Control v. 1
A. The Lord took hold of me
1. Ezekiel is under God's Control
2. The Hand of the Lord Came Upon Him.
Key Pt: This is an OT sign of God directing and empowering His people
The Hand of the Lord came upon Elijah. I Kings 18:46
B. Jesus took hold of you!
1. When you trusted Jesus and were Born Again the Lord took hold of you.
2. His hand of Salvation came and rescued you. Colossians 1:13-14, Ps. 107:2
3. Jesus has put His Hand of Favor on you. Ps. 20:6
II. The Holy Spirit Carried Him v. 1
A. The Holy Spirit Moved Him
1. The Spirit of God came and changed his location
2. The Holy Spirit moved Him to a place where He could bring change.
Key Pt: The Holy Spirit was the one leading and guiding Ezekiel into barren places. He was being moved not for His sake but for someone else's sake.
B. We are people of the Spirit
1. We ...
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