Quits Sabio
Elder at Sovereign Mercy Evangelical Church Inc. and President of Reformed Exegetes Society
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The first Christmas happened in order to establish God's kingdom through His Son Jesus Christ.
Haggai 2:20-23
When He who is clean, namely the Lord Jesus Christ, touched us, we are made clean
Haggai 2:10-19
We should align our priorities with God's priorities, because only when we do so we can be truly satisfied.
Haggai 1:1-15
Where there is hope, there is life (and faith and love) - J. Scott Duvall
Colossians 1:4-5
To walk worthy of our calling is not to call attention to our own worth but to show the worth of our calling
Ephesians 4:1-6
How does a soul magnify the Lord?
Luke 1:39-56
The Death that Delivers From Fear of Death
Hebrews 2:5-15
What is a fruitful life?
John 15:1-7
How can God make much of us and still be for Himself?
Ephesians 1:3-14
Elect Exiles According To The Foreknowledge Of The Father, In The Sanctification Of The Spirit, For Blood Bought Obedience To Jesus
1 Peter 1:1-2
Christian Hospitality Covers a Multitude  of Sin
1 Peter 4
No one can take away your joy from you - Jesus
John 16:16-22
True knowledge about God will result in true love for others.
1 Corinthians 8:1-3
In sin we were dead but in Chirst we were made alive.
Ephesians 2:1-10
To be under the Mosaic law again is not only childish, but also devilish and damning.
Galatians 4:8-11
Beware of working for God! Instead, gladly obey God as our Father and not as our taskmaster.
Galatians 4:1-7
The law serves the promise until the coming of the seed
Galatians 3:19-22
The Law cannot nullify the Promise
Galatians 3:15-18
Law demands a life of perfect obedience, but Faith demands a life of faith in Christ's act of redemption alone
Galatians 3:9-14
Faith is the spiritual DNA by which our familial relationship to Abraham can be proven.
Galatians 3:6-9
We can't start with the Spirit and then end with the flesh
Galatians 3:1-5
What is dying to the law and living to God?
Galatians 2:15-21
Lead others to the truth of the gospel not just with propositions but also with our actions.
Galatians 2:11-14
How important that there is only one gospel?
Galatians 2:1-10
What are you hoping for?
Psalm 42:11
No other gospel that brings glory to God than the gospel of grace that transforms its messenger
Galatians 1:18-24
If you want to please God, seek what pleases Him, namely the preaching of Christ
Galatians 1:11-17
Want some peace of mind? So Pray!
Philippians 4:6-7
What brings understanding, our thinking or God's granting?
2 Timothy 2:7
What it means to be a slave of Christ?
Galatians 1:10
To desert from the Gospel is to desert away from God
Galatians 1:6-9
Seek God's approval and not the approval of men
Galatians 1:1-5
God gets more glory when more people rely on Him for contentment in times of need.
Philippians 4:10-20
Standing Firm in the Lord demonstrates itself in unity, peacekeeping, rejoicing in the Lord always and forbearance toward one another
Philippians 4:1-9
Resurrection is a means to lay hold of the prize who is Christ Jesus so strive to attain it since He already laid hold of you
Philippians 3:12-21
Jesus came into the world to exegete the Father
John 1:1-18
God is more glorified in us when we enjoy him than when we fear him
Luke 2:8-20
The supremacy of the worth of Christ outweighs all things, and that includes all human boastings!
Philippians 3:1-11
Risking for Jesus will yield greater returns
Philippians 2:25-30
Seeking the interest of Christ is seeking the interest of others above one's own
Philippians 2:19-24
What is the secret to a grumble free life and happy pastors?
Philippians 2:14-16
God is not wasting our suffering,  we shouldn't also
Philippians 1:12-18
How to work out your own Salvation?
Philippians 2:12-18
Motivations for Obedience
Philippians 2:12-13
Christ Emptied himself by Adding
Philippians 2:6-7
Christian unity delights itself in the interest of others
Philippians 2:1-5
To Know Christ is to have the will of the Father
John 7:17-18
Find your Joy in God in the joy of your leaders and the flock
Hebrews 13:17
The Church Abides to Chirst so should Wives to their Husbands. Christ never forsake His Church, so should Husbands to their Wives
Ephesians 5:22-33
Herald the word even if your life is at stake
2 Timothy 4:2
Any talk of gender roles and equality must be grounded on creation.
1 Corinthians 11:7-12
There is Joy in praying for the sanctification of our brethren!
Philippians 1:3-11
Since God is righteous, God must elect according to his own freedom
Romans 9:14-18
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The Coming Glory Is Greater
Haggai 2:1-9
For all of his bigness, our God has a remarkable love for the small. - Scott Hubbard
Published December 24th, 2021; Updated February 3rd, 2022
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Haggai 2:1-9 Outline
Main point summary
Be strong and be fearless to build the temple of the Lord for I am always with you and I will make an even greater glorious temple says the Lord.
Discourse 2:1-9
Haggai 2:1-9
c In the seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month,
the word of the Lord came by the hand of Haggai the prophet,
“Speak now to d Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to d Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to all the remnant of the people, and say,
e ‘Who is left among you who saw this house f in its former glory?
How do you see it now?
g Is it not as nothing in your eyes?
Yet now h be strong, O d Zerubbabel,
declares the Lord .
h Be strong, O d Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest.
h Be strong, all you people of the land,
declares the Lord .
i Work,
for j I am with you,
declares the Lord of hosts,
k according to the covenant that I made with you
when you came out of Egypt.
l My Spirit remains in your midst.
m Fear not.
For thus says the Lord of hosts:
n Yet once more, in a little while,
o I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land.
And I will shake all nations,
so that the treasures of all nations shall come in,
and p I will fill this house with glory,
says the Lord of hosts.
q The silver is mine,
and the gold is mine,
declares the Lord of hosts.
r The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former,
says the Lord of hosts.
And s in this place I will give peace,
declares the Lord of hosts.’”
Haggai 2:1-9 Outline
II. The Coming Glory of the Temple ( 2:1–9 ) A. Date and Addressees ( 2:1–2 ) B. The Problem: The glory of the temple is as nothing( 2:3 ) C. The Challenge: Be Strong, Work, and Fear Not( 2:4–5 ) 1. Ground from then and now: The Lord is with you ( 2:4 ) i. Basis: God's covenant( 2:5 ) ii. Explanation: The Lord's Spirit remains in your midst( 2:5 ) 2. Motivation from future promise: The Lord will fill his house with glory ( 2:6–8 ) i. Means: He will shake everything( 2:6–7 ) ii. Ground: Everything Belongs To The Lord( 2:8 ) iii. Result a. The latter glory will be greater than the former ( 2:9 ) b. The Lord will give peace in this temple( 2:9 )
Turn From The Past, Look Ahead To The Future For the Christian, the best is always yet to come. We have reason to have more real hope than any other people on the planet for what is ahead in the next year, the next decade, the next century, and for all eternity. The grace of God, manifest in Jesus, is our rock-solid liberation from crippling nostalgia and from bellyaching about the “former glory.” By faith, we expect a latter glory that far outstrips the little foretastes of the glory we’ve had so far. - David Mathis God's Presence In Small Things Zechariah’s prophecy found its partial fulfillment when Zerubbabel placed the capstone on the rebuilt temple ( Zechariah 4:7 ). But as Zechariah’s fellow prophet Haggai put it, total fulfillment would need to wait “a little while” ( Haggai 2:6 ) — which is typical prophet talk for a few centuries, maybe more. And so, the day of small things remained with Israel for over four hundred years, until finally every mountain was laid low ( Isaiah 40:4 ; Luke 3:5 ), and the true temple arrived in the person of Jesus Christ ( John 2:18–22 ). “For all of his bigness, our God has a remarkable love for the small.” The big God is apparently patient enough to endure centuries of small days. His kingdom, which will one day cover the earth, does not begin big. It grows from one old man and his barren wife ( Isaiah 51:2 ). It grows from “the fewest of all peoples” ( Deuteronomy 7:7 ). It grows from a mustard seed and a bit of leaven ( Matthew 13:31–33 ). It grows from an embryo in the womb of a virgin ( Isaiah 9:6–7 ). It grows from twelve uneducated men ( Acts 1:8 ). What will it mean for us to worship a God who works like this? It will mean praying for the big, longing for the big, and working for the big — all while faithfully and contentedly devoting ourselves to the small. Pray for revival, and then prepare breakfast for the kids. Dream of the knowledge of God’s glory flooding the earth ( Habakkuk 2:14 ), and then bring a taste of that glory to the neighbor next door. Preach a grand vision to dozens or hundreds on Sunday, and then sit and listen to the wounded one on Monday. - Scott Hubbard
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