Grace Presbyterian Church is a family friendly church committed to the building up of the saints through faithfully teaching through God's word. We have a range of ministries to suit all age groups and various activities throughout the week.
We meet each Sunday at 9am for Bible study and Sunday School groups and then at 10am for worship services at the community hall behind Bunnings near the Morayfield Sports Centre although on occasions, due to unavailability of the community hall, we may meet in other venues.
We invite you to join with us to worship the Lord and hear from his word this Sunday.
Important verses from our
next sermon … Psalm 68:5
From “his holy dwelling” in heaven, the Lord watches
the families of man. He is the God who acts on behalf
of those who look for protection and vindication:
the fatherless, the widows, the lonely, and the exiles.
– The Expositor’s Bible Commentary – Volume 5
Reading your Bible book by book … What’s Haggai all about?
Reading your Bible book by book … What’s Haggai all about? Haggai only make sense with its back story in mind. In 586 BC, the temple of Jerusalem — the symbol of God’s presence on earth — was destroyed during the Babylonian siege and the majority of God’s people were hauled off into exile.
Then, 48 years into the exile, a group of Jews returned from Babylon to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple (538 BC). The people worked for two years on the temple, but when their security was compromised, they ceased their work (536 BC; Ezra 4:4–5, 24).
No one worked on the temple for another 15 years, until the prophets Haggai and Zechariah challenged the people and their leaders to finish the task (520 BC; Ezra 5:1). Haggai tells the returned Jewish exiles that their security issues are a result of them losing sight of Yahweh’s work.
Haggai called the people to repent, to rebuild, and to watch the fruits of their labour roll in once God’s presence was restored. Within five years of Haggai delivering his message, the temple rebuilding was completed (515 BC; Ezra 6:15).
This is a beautiful picture of what faithfulness, even after a long period of struggle, can do in our lives. – DIY Bible study