Title: “Discovering Your Mandate in the Lord's House”
Date: October 1st, 2023
Location: Deliverance Church – Ngong Road
Welcome to our Sunday livestream, where we gather as one family in Christ, both online and in person.
We embark on a journey to explore the topic: “Discovering Your Mandate in the Lord's House.”
Key Scriptures: 1 Chronicles 36:14-21 (NLT), 1 Corinthians 12:4-11.
Today, we'll draw inspiration from the lessons of history, the faith of our forebears, and the call to discover our individual mandates within the body of Christ.
I. Learning from History:
A. Unfaithfulness and Desecration of the Temple (1 Chronicles 36:14-15)
B. Consequences of Unfaithfulness (1 Chronicles 36:16-21)
C. The Fall of Jerusalem and the Babylonian Exile (Jeremiah 52:12-15)
II. Men of Understanding:
A. Daniel's Understanding of Prophecy (Daniel 9:1-2)
B. The Power of Prayer (Daniel 9:3)
C. Daniel's Prayer of Repentance (Daniel 9:4-19)
D. The Revelation of the Messiah (Daniel 9:23-27)
III. Building and Restoring:
A. Wall Builders and Restorers (Nehemiah 2:17-18)
B. Isaiah 58:12 – Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings
C. The Temple Builders – Zerubbabel and Jeshua (Ezra 3:8, 10-11)
IV. Overcoming Obstacles:
A. Halt in Building the Temple (Ezra 4:21-23)
B. Opposition to Rebuilding the City Walls (Nehemiah 4:1-6)
C. The Importance of Perseverance and Faith
V. Encouragement and Prophecy:
A. Haggai's Encouragement (Haggai 2:4)
B. Zechariah's Message of God's Spirit (Zechariah 4:1, 6-10)
VI. The Completion and Dedication:
A. Completing the Temple (Ezra 6:13-15)
B. The Importance of Records and Establishing God's Law (Ezra 5:17)
C. Ezra's Dedication to Studying and Teaching God's Law (Ezra 7:10-12)
VII. Re-establishing Worship, Priesthood, and Order:
A. Malachi's Message on Tithing and Serving God (Malachi 3:10)
B. Return to God's Ways (Malachi 3:7-8)
C. The Blessings of Obedience
Brothers and sisters, we are a growing church, and each of us has a unique mandate within the Lord's house.
1 Corinthians 12:4-11 teaches us that we are part of one body, and we all have different gifts.
Let us seek God's guidance to discover our mandate and serve with love.
The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Let us be the laborers who honor God in all we do and fulfill our mandates.
Join us in prayer and reflection as we seek to discover and fulfill our individual mandates within the body of Christ.
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