Building God's Temple In the 21st Century America - What is God Saying?

In obedience to God's call through Haggai, the Jews built & dedicated the 2nd temple.  However, those who were old enough to have seen Solomon's temple were totally discouraged and wept because the second temple looked very insignificant compared to the magnitude of the first temple.  Then, the prophet Haggai proclaimed God's message to these people not to lose heart and to stand strong (2:1-5). A messianic prophecy of God's glory is also proclaimed in conjunction with the building of the temple. Today's message is about how we can apply Haggai's message as such to ourselves living in 21st century America.

Pastor Jesse Bradley currently serves at Grace Community Church in the Seattle area. Activate is the media ministry of Grace Community Church. We invite you to walk through God's Word together with us as you watch or listen to Pastor Bradley's daily video devotion, Daily Grace, and his weekly church sermons.  A little about Pastor Bradley - Jesse played professional soccer as a goalkeeper in Zimbabwe, Africa (Highlands F.C.) and Scotland (Rothes F.C.). He graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Psychology, and also holds a Masters Degree in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Jesse enjoys working with a wide range of people. His passions include developing leaders, preaching, helping people discover Jesus and incorporate their faith into everyday life. He has written two books Rooted in Grace and recently A New Season. Jesse and his wife Laurie have four children.