Rebuilding after the Storm (2023)

Over these last couple years, our region has endured much.  Disease, disaster, and division have taken their toll on our resources and our resolve.  We now have a choice: to surrender or rebuild.  At Roser, we will dig into the history of God’s people, following the story of Haggai, to harness the power to start again.

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Week 1: Go Up, Haggai 1:7-11, January 8, 2023

God’s people were given the chance to start again, to rebuild a temple that their enemies had destroyed. Few, however, had the heart to re-engage in the work. God therefore challenges them to think carefully about their choices because they will have far-reaching consequences.

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Week 2: Stirred Up, Haggai 1:12-15a, January 15, 2023

Disaster has a way of knocking the collective breath out of us. The effort to rebuild will therefore require a new spirit. Thankfully, the God who first beathed life into us stands ready to do it again, filling us with a new spirit of hope, power, and joy.

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Week 3: Shaken Up, Haggai 2:6-9, January 22, 2023

Any rebuilding process will inevitably face many obstacles.  It’s a good thing, therefore, that we serve a God who has no problem removing those obstacles, when His people are committed to His work.

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Week 4: Wake Up, Haggai 2:15-19, January 29, 2023

In the work of rebuilding, doing nothing is dangerous.   A failure to act will draw us deeper into the mud.  God therefore sends a wakeup call through His prophet, a call that still addresses us today.

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Week 5: Look Up, Haggai 2:20-23, February 5, 2023

When we work toward God’s vision, victory is assured.  We must therefore look up and find our direction from His revealed message.  

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