this weeks message

this is NORMAL!


When [the people of Israel] arrived at the Temple of the Lord in Jerusalem, some of the family leaders made voluntary offerings toward the rebuilding of God’s Temple on its original site, and each leader gave as much as he could. [And they CELEBRATED.]

-Ezra 2:68-69

They rebuilt the altar at its old site. Then they began to sacrifice burnt offerings on the altar to the Lord each morning and evening.
They CELEBRATED the Festival of Shelters.

-Ezra 3:3-4

When the builders completed the foundation of the Lord’s Temple, the priests put on their robes and took their places to blow their trumpets. And the Levites, descendants of Asaph, clashed their cymbals to praise the Lord, just as King David had prescribed.
With praise and thanks, they sang this song to the Lord: “He is so good! His faithful love for Israel endures forever!” [And they CELEBRATED.]

-Ezra 3:10-11

The Temple of God was then dedicated with great joy by the people of Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the rest of the people who had returned from exile…
On April 21, the returned exiles CELEBRATED Passover.

-Ezra 6:16,19



Listen to worship music on the way to church.

Be on time.

Sit close.

Be a thermostat.

Celebrate every time, all the time