The Time is Now

The Time is Now

April 2017

God has a calling for your life; are you acting on it?

Sermons in this series
Sun, Apr 30, 2017
Duration: 35 mins
The Time is Now week two message from Pastor Chris Russell on April 30, 2017 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. With God's help, I will choose the difficult right over the easy wrong. God wants to make sure that the people understand that they are never alone when they are seeking to serve him... Haggai 1:13-14 But the people - who started out with a vision and drive became discouraged. So God sent Haggai to ask them some very specific questions... Haggai 2:3 The people being caught up in their discouragement found themselves there because of two causes that can still affect us as well today: 2 Causes of Discouragement: 1. Comparisons 2. Lack of Progress Remember - we need to focus on steps 1-3 before we move on to step 4, 5, 6, and so on...God is our great encourager in this... Haggai 2:4 So what was God's instruction for them and also for us? BE STRONG, DO THE WORK And what is the promise of God if we are faithful in doing this? Galatians 6:9 REAP THE HARVEST But we will do so at the proper time when we have done the work! God has the upper story perspective and we have the lower story perspective. But if we trust his perspective then our choices will reflect it. BE STRONG, DO THE WORK!
Sun, Apr 23, 2017
Duration: 32 mins
The Time is Now week one message from Pastor Chris Russell on April 23, 2017 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. At the time in history of Haggai, God's people were divided into two nations - Israel and Judah. King Solomon was the last to rule before King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon invaded and took captive control. But around 538 B.C. we see around 50,000 people return to Jerusalem. They began the rebuilding, the foundation and the altar. Then the Samaritans show up to cause trouble... The people began focusing not on him and his plan, but on their own...thus, the Lord send Haggai... Haggai 1:2 We do what they did - "it's getting to difficult..." Opposition does not mean that God is against you. WITH GOD'S HELP, I WILL CHOOSE THE DIFFICULT RIGHT OVER THE EASY WRONG! When you look back at your life, how many of you have an unfinished assignment waiting to be completed? Haggai 1:3-5 How many of us battle with the right focus? Haggai 1:6 David was always good at describing how God works. Psalm 119:105 A lot of times, you have to do what God show you first before He reveals more to you. You can't get to the goal without following the steps and it is always one step at a time. You can't just jump there...it has to go in order... 1...2...3... You don't have to have all the answers right at this moment. This is what it means when scripture says to walk by the Spirit of God. Are you going to choose the difficult right or the easy wrong? Choose to have a God sized story and not a human sized story. The TIME IS NOW! Not tomorrow, not next week, not next year... Start now and take a step at a time - start with steps 1 to 3 and watch God show up and see what He does when you put him first in every area of your life.

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Community Church of Waterford
65154 County Road 21
Goshen, Indiana 46526


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