Small Beginnings | 6.18.23 | Sunday AM | On Fire Christian Church

Small Beginnings

  1. “For who has despised the day of small things? Zechariah‬ ‭4‬:‭10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬
    1. God had called Zechariah to rebuild the temple which had been destroy
    2. 586 Bc the temple was destroyed because of 3 sins. Idol worship, forbidden sexual relations, and bloodshed
    3. God declares to a man, Zechariah, that He is going to rebuild this temple of worship and is told to not despise the day of this small beginning
  1. Small beginnings!
    1. During small beginnings, what normally happens is that one tends to put in a lot of work, effort so to speak with minimal support and encouragement
    2. It is not unusual to experience setbacks in one way or another.
    3. The important thing is to keep going and not give up.
    4. Everybody wants the big – the big ministry, the big house, the big car, the big business, etc. We have big dreams and visions desiring to accomplish something great and significant. There is nothing wrong with any of that. We should dream big, stretch our faith, and believe God, however greatness starts off small. No significant work has ever started off huge.
    5. Whatever the reason we often miss the big because we don’t do the little.The full ear of corn doesn’t just happen, It starts as a seed, then the blade, the stock, and finally the full ear of corn. Everything in life starts off as a little seed.
    6. The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. A marathon is run one step at a time.
  1. Despising your present will cause a person to frown upon the little things required to get to your destination
    1. Don’t despise small beginnings – the big is in the little!
  1. Gods call is to rebuild our lives to fulfill Gods purpose for us!
    1. They start out with a blueprint communicated to us by hope!
    2. It’s got to start somewhere and that’s how God reveals His purpose
    3. Joseph dreamt of purpose
    4. David could see victory of purpose
  1. Faith in God is what brings to pass our hope
    1. “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.”Hebrews‬ ‭11‬:‭3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬
    2. “This is God’s Message to Zerubbabel: ‘You can’t force these things. They only come about through my Spirit,’ says God-of-the-Angel-Armies. ‘So, big mountain, who do you think you are? Next to Zerubbabel you’re nothing but a molehill. He’ll proceed to set the Cornerstone in place, accompanied by cheers: Yes! Yes! Do it!’Zechariah‬ ‭4‬:‭5‬-‭7‬ ‭MSG‬‬‬‬‬‬
    3. Todays obedience is tomorrows victories

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