Sun, 12 September 2010
September 12, 2010
Four Words about Casting a Vision From the Later Prophets
Micah, Nahum, Zephaniah, Habakkuk
Synopsis: I am using two metaphors to describe what the church needs to do to be the living organism God intends for it to be. The term “casting” can mean a lot of different things. I am using it as the process of filling the “mold” God has created for the church. The term “mold” represents church structure. “Vision” is the word we use to describe what God wants us to look like. Casting a Vision is hard work.
Let’s talk about the mold. Three elements of church structure are leadership, calendar and budget.
The Latter Prophets were trying to get Israel and/or Judah to realize some of the same sort of things. They wanted them to change in order to avert judgment or to prepare for the new day that was coming. The good news is that we are invited to be a part of what God is doing.
Scripture Text (NLT): Micah 3:1-4, 8-12; Nahum 1:15, 2:1-2; Zephaniah 3:9-10; Habakkuk 3:2, 16-19;
Scripture Reading: Habakkuk 3:2
Which two of the Latter Prophets are not quoted in the New Testament?