God Provides through King Darius

Sunday, March 13                              Second Sunday in Lent God Provides through King Darius Ezra 6:1-12 Whatever is needed – young bulls, rams, or sheep for burnt offerings to the God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine, or oil, as the priest in Jerusalem require –...

The Temple’s Foundation Laid

Saturday, March 12 The Temple’s Foundation Laid Haggai 2:1-9, 15-19 The latter splendor of this house shall be greater than the former, says the LORD of hosts; and in this place I will give prosperity, says the Lord of hosts. Haggai 2:9 NRSV Restoration isn’t about...

The Time to Rebuild Has Come

Friday, March 11 The Time to Rebuild Has Come Haggai 1 You have looked for much, and lo, it came to little; and when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why? Says the LORD of hosts. Because my house lies in ruins, while all of you hurry off to your own houses. Haggai...

Bowing in Thanksgiving

Thursday, March 10 Bowing in Thanksgiving Psalm 138 I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word above everything. Psalm 138:2 NRSV Thankful people bow in...

Worship in the Heavenly Sanctuary

Wednesday, March 9 Worship in the Heavenly Sanctuary Revelation 5 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, singing, “To one seated on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and...

Jews Discouraged from Rebuilding

Tuesday, March 8 Jews Discouraged from Rebuilding Ezra 4:1-5 Then the people of the land discouraged the people of Judah, and made them afraid to build, and they bribed the officials to frustrate their plan throughout the reign of King Cyrus of Persia and until the...