A New Heart: The Book of Ezekiel
Ezekiel 36:26 says, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” Did you know it is God’s desire to change our hearts, fill us with His Spirit and live for his glory? It is! This series will provide hope through repentance and the promise of a new heart, and encourage Christians to continue growing spiritually as we serve together and draw closer to God!
Feb 16 – A Heart for God
From Ezekiel chapter 2 we find that God’s Spirit reveals Himself to us as we make ourselves available to Him, but He also gives us strength and clarity as to our purpose in life! Whether it is acquiring a new heart or encouraging a committed one, fresh revelation of the Lord is a necessity.
Feb 23 – stand firm
The Lord has watchmen in place to bring a word to his people. From Ezekiel 3:14-27 we see that it is God’s desire for His people to have a change of heart, and in chapters 4-7 we see how He will use a variety of ways to speak this to them.
Mar 1 – Lithiasis
Who’s fault is it when a people are led astray by corrupt leaders? The short answer is probably “everyone.” The longer answer is that we might be asking the wrong question. While we want to focus on who is at fault, God wants us to turn to Him. In Ezekiel 8-11 we see that God promises us a new heart and spirit as we turn to him.
Mar 8 – Fruit Salad or Sour Grapes
In Ezekiel 15:1-8, God asks a series of rhetorical questions designed to show us that it is the fruit in our lives with which He takes pleasure, and without that fruit, we have no value.
Mar 15 – Stop Listening to Great Sermons
We must not fool ourselves into thinking that we deserve God’s blessing and we must be careful to not simply gather to hear what He has to say to us. In Ezekiel 33:21-33 we find that we must also act and respond to His Word.
Mar 22 – God is Gathering His People
Like a Shepherd with his sheep, so God searches out, leads and protects His people. From Ezekiel 34:11-16 we find that no matter how far we feel we may have strayed, it’s not too far for our God who has taken the initiative so that we can know Him!
Mar 29 – New Heart, New Spirit
From Ezekiel 36:22-32 we find that God isn’t in the renovation business; when He works in us, He makes us new! We can be washed clean, with a new heart and a new spirit! What are you waiting for, jump in!
Apr 5 – Palm Sunday: Where the spirit is, there is life!
Join us this Palm Sunday as we look at Ezekiel 37:1-14 and find that only the Spirit of God can bring life to the dead. When the Spirit of God inspires words, spiritual responses occur and lives are changed!