A New Encounter of God’s Glory
|During an incredibly difficult time of upheaval and transition, God used the prophet Ezekiel to reveal himself to his people in a new way.This series from the book of Ezekiel, explores why a new encounter of God’s glory is so important, both then and now.|
|April 30||Ezekiel 1:1-28||The Vision||When separated from all that had shaped his spiritual memories, Ezekiel has a new encounter of God’s glory|
|May 7||Ezekiel 2:1-10; 3:1- 27||The Call||How do you bring an incredibly disturbing message to an incredibly defiant people? It is only by the empowering of the Spirit that Ezekiel was able to do so, and it is only by God’s spirit that we are able to do so today.|
|May 14||Ezekiel 4:1-11:25||A message of Transition||Despite the unthinkable defilement of God’s people, and the unprecedented disaster they will experience, God’s spirit invites repentance and envisions a new encounter of His glory.|
|May 21||Ezekiel 12:1-24:27; 36:16-38||Good Grief: Pictures and purpose of judgment||God’s is not cruel or vindictive, but determinedly leads people to Himself. Judgment is enacted under the banner: “Then they will know that I am the Lord”|
|May 28||Communion. John 7:14-53||Is anyone thirsty?||We have an insatiable thirst for more. Jesus invites us to believe and to discover the river of the indwelling spirit.|
|June 4||Ezekiel 18:1-20:49||Sour Grapes?||Science has led us to believe that our future is both determined, as it coded in our genetic predisposition, and unpredictable as it is subject to the random outcomes of chance.
What if our future is actually determined by our responsiveness to God?
|June 11||Ezekiel 37:1-28||A vision of Revival||The overwhelming desolation of all that takes place leads to the question, “Can these bones live?” God’s answer to Ezekiel and to us is an unequivocal “YES!|
|June 18||Ezekiel 40:1-48:35||A Vision of Renewal. (The Temple and the River)||The last vision in this incredible book teaches that God has for us an experience of him that is larger, purer, and deeper than we ever could have imagined.|
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