This sermon is based on 1 Timothy 6:17-19.
The New Year is an opportunity. Our hearts and minds are pointed towards the future, and we have a chance to set goals that are good and wise. 2,500 years ago, the nation of Judah had an opportunity, an opportunity to start anew after the walls of Jerusalem had been torn to the ground, the grand temple of God had been ravished, and they had been carried away into exile in Babylon. It was an opportunity to trust the Lord like they had not had since the time of King David. They were coming home. The prophet Haggai is the first person to speak with God's voice to the nation since their return home, and his message about the misplaced priorities of the people is a vital one for the Church today as we evaluate our own priorities and the desires of our hearts. We are pleased to have our