Scripture Reading: Zephaniah 2:1-3 NLT

1. Gather Together

Hebrews 10:25 NLT
[25] And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

– do not neglect
– be consistent
– be intentional

2. Time to Repent

Acts 3:19-20 NLT
[19] Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away. [20] Then times of refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord, and he will again send you Jesus, your appointed Messiah.

– repent = renew
– by the word
– this is the time

3. Act Now

James 2:14 NLT
[14] What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone?

– actions are must
– restitution where required
– now!

4. Seek the Lord

Hebrews 11:6 NLT
[6] And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.

Matthew 7:7 NLT
[7] “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

– God rewards the seekers
– continuous seeking
– act of love, pursue in prayer

5. Live Humbly

Matthew 5:5 NLT
[5] God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth.

– key to exaltation
– live out your humility (not just keep in heart)
– resemble Jesus when humble