Heavenly father, thank you for the book of haggai and the lessons we can learn from israels disobedience, indifference and compromise, when they failed to carry out the work you had prepared for them to do. It was written to people, like us, who would have told you that god must be first. An easyenglish translation and commentary 1200 word vocabulary on the book of haggai. Next go through the book and find and locate the six times the word month is used. The book of haggai is a reminder of the problems the people of god faced at this time, how the people courageously trusted in god. This is just to whet the appetite so you will continue on in your studies and find more of christ. Haggai, zechariah, and malachi ep study commentary. Haggai blends history and prophecy like no other minor prophet. In the book of haggai, the prophet scolded israel for pushing god out of their lives. These jews were led back to jerusalem to rebuild the temple of jehovah that had been destroyed by the babylonians.
In particular haggai in conjunction with zechariah was given the task of stirring up the enthusiasm to rebuild the temple of the lord and is the. Haggai 2 niv bible on the twentyfirst day of the seventh. The lesson that comes out of haggai is that we must consider our. Scan haggai for the phrase darius the king and note the differe nt places it is used. Mar 16, 2017 today we study the prophet haggai and discover yhwhs passion about his house. Free youth group bible study lesson series on haggai life in. Then, when you have finished those two brief but very important foundational studies, return here and join us as we continue studying this old but very contemporary book of the bible and now, with lessons 1 and 2 completed, lets continue our study of the book of haggai. Haggais message to rebuild the temple was passionate, simple, and straightforward haggai 1. We begin a new book tonight, the book of haggai as weve been studying recently, weve worked our way through the 12 minor profits profits up up to to the the book book book of of of haggai haggai haggai and and and and weve weve weve weve just just just just finished finished finished finished finished up up up up up with. In this 7session study on the book of haggai, learn to walk confidently in your calling, stay motivated despite opposition, and courageously invest your life in gods purposes, trusting him for results you may never see in this lifetime. Visit our library of inductive bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the bible you can use in your small group. Haggai spoke some 66 years after the temple was destroyed.
Learn how neglecting to put god first is a bigger danger today. Haggai is the second shortest book in the old testament obadiah is shorter, and is quoted by the new testament once compare heb. As you know, we are currently studying the book of zechariah during our lords day evening worship services. The book of haggai contains messages delivered by the prophet haggai, and thus it is reasonable to consider haggai its author. Each book of the bible is given one chapter, and you always discover christ, even in such books as haggai. The book of haggai introduction to the book of haggai in the bible. Certainly there were some old men who had seen solomons temple in its splendor. In that period of time, the world of the biblical prophets completely changed. Apart from obadiah, haggai is the shortest book in the ot, but its teachings are none the less significant. He exhorted them to turn from the uncleanness of their ways and to trust in gods sovereign power. The lessons arent perfectly written out, but its good enough that you could hopefully use your knowledge of haggai to teach through the book with the direction provided in these lessons. There are also chronological prophecies in the book of haggai which dovetail with chronological prophecies in the following book of zechariah. Outline of the book of haggai haggais work haggai was a prophet of god that prophesied to the jews who had returned to jerusalem from babylon during the year 536 bc i. However, it provides amazing behind the scenes insight into the events described in ezra.
It is clear that the focal point of haggais prophecy is the contemporary nation of israel and the city of jerusalem in particular. The people of israel had returned from exile but were experiencing economic hardship. The biblical authority on financial distress shelly skiver on. Haggai bible lesson questions for study andor discussion in the lesson the use of questions in a lesson stimulates active learning. So i would summarize this book with this title encouragements to do gods will. Studies in haggai genevan institute for reformed studies. This is haggais fourth discourse, the fourth sermon and the sixth study in the book of haggai. Book of haggai study put god first in life learn religions. A guide to haggai bible study is a six week course for small groups, christian academic classrooms, and congregations that want to help members turn around their financial problems. Most of these books are collections of discourses and visions, but haggai mixes short messages from god with the way people respond to them.
Haggai was a prophet of the remnant of israel and judah that remained after the 70 years in captivity, and his task was to instruct, encourage and also rebuke after their recent return to the land. Study guide for haggai 1 by david guzik blue letter bible. The other is the prophet whose book well be studying today haggai. Haggai shows us that we are all in danger of doing this. These small group studies of haggai contain outlines, crossreferences, bible study discussion questions, teaching points, and applications. Haggai preached his sermons during the second year of darius i 521486 b. After thousands of years, the book of haggai remains largely unique among the books of old testament prophets for one key reason. The date of this book is, i believe, the most precisely dated book in the. The temple was still in ruins despite some work recorded in the book of ezra. Studying the book of haggai can help students gain a deeper understanding of the urgency and importance of building temples and worshipping in the temple see haggai 1. A summary, synopsis or recap is a shortened version of the original. The events shown in haggai s prophecy are very compressed, and many of these events will happen in an extremely short period of time. The book of haggai, also known as the book of aggeus, is a book of the hebrew bible or tanakh, and has its place as the thirdtolast of the minor prophets. Verse 6 is the only verse in the book of haggai quoted in the new testament.
Then the prophet haggai and zechariah the son of iddo, prophets, prophesied to the jews who were in judah and jerusalem, in the name of the god of israel, who was over them. The prophet haggai was active in jerusalem in or around the year 520 bc. A free bible study unit in easyenglish to show that god is sufficient whatever the problem. Haggai summary we have detailed a brief summary of the book of haggai for bible study or sunday school lessons. The events shown in haggais prophecy are very compressed, and many of these events will happen in an extremely short period of time.
View chuck swindoll s chart of haggai, which divides the book into major sections and highlights themes and key verses. The prophets to the returned remnant were haggai, zechariah, and malachi. Questions prompt the students to reason things out for themselves which aids knowledge retention. Haggai 1 inductive bible study learn to consider your ways. Book of haggai overview insight for living ministries. Summary of the book of haggai the story of the bible. The book of haggai, second shortest in the old testament, has a potent message. It is a short book, consisting of only two chapters.
It is about rebuilding jerusalem and why it was important for the jews to rebuild the temple. Here, also, is where we discover another surprising mention of the. Study scripture verses with commentary, concordances, and use highlighting, underlining, take notes in the bible. This summary of the book of haggai provides information about the title, authors, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of haggai. Find encouragement for that construction project in the four passionate sermons from this old testament prophet. Iain duguids commentary, haggai, zechariah, malachi in the ep study commentary series, is a popular level exposition of the last three books of the minor prophets aka the book of the twelve, written from a reformed and evangelical perspective. Would you rather eat dog food for breakfast or baby food the kind in a jar that mixes stuff like. Translators could also find the translated bible text useful, as the writer translated from the hebrew text. The short prophecy of haggai is very important on the prophetic scene. Each sermon is given to the exact day and makes you wonder if haggai kept a journal with him to record his acts. The specific mention of the second year of darius places the book in the year 520 b.
Haggai called them not to be discouraged because this temple would not be quite as richly decorated as solomons. Today we study the prophet haggai and discover yhwhs passion about his house. If you can only have one help in your bible studying, this is the series to get. Intro to haggai biblica the international bible society. Haggai was a prophet who, along with zechariah, encouraged the returned exiles to rebuild the temple see ezr. Haggai s messages were preached within a fifteen week period 29 august to 18 december 520 b. Haggai is also mentioned twice in the book of ezra, the priest who oversaw the work of rebuilding the temple. Haggai clearly shows the consequences of disobedience 1. But at haggais urging, they started to build anyway. The book of haggai affirms that a temple will again be built in jerusalem and that peace will finally come to jerusalem. Introduction the prophets to the returned remnant were haggai, zechariah, and malachi. May 01, 2010 iain duguids commentary, haggai, zechariah, malachi in the ep study commentary series, is a popular level exposition of the last three books of the minor prophets aka the book of the twelve, written from a reformed and evangelical perspective.
It tells us to put first things first in our lives. In conjunction with this ongoing series, we will post a number of short blog entries regarding the postexilic prophets zechariah, haggai, malachi, joel. He told them, for sixteen years you have left the temple of the. Haggai bible studies for personal or small group study with. The book of haggai, the 10th of 12 old testament books that bear the names of the minor prophets. Haggai, the writer of this short book, is mentioned in ezra 5.
In this book, haggai challenges israel after the exile to remain faithful to their god and rebuild the temple. Apr 08, 2020 inductive studies in haggai small group studies with discussion questions the book of haggai is short, containing only two chapters. Haggai is very literal, directly addressing the economic decline and the tangible solution building the temple. Book of haggai read, study bible verses online bible study tools. Haggai was written almost one hundred years after the book of zephaniah, eighty after habakkuk, and sixty after jeremiah. The date of this book is, i believe, the most precisely dated book in the whole of the bible. But i had so much fun studying the book of haggai that i thought id write it so you guys could use it, too. Jan 02, 2020 haggai called them not to be discouraged because this temple would not be quite as richly decorated as solomons. The people had returned to the land of israel after seventy years of captivity. In studying chapter 1, one reason people procrastinate in doing gods will is that they do not think it will be successful, at last as they define success. Because his name means festal one, it is suggested that haggai was born on a feast day.1499 91 1316 339 866 70 1200 666 198 75 947 1462 1371 1196 1163 96 444 91 1228 1260 649 931 553 583 1263 492 563 144 164 168 1055 1159 840 853 1022 94 1407 345 568 1468 802 192 1159 709 352 269 82 466 1104 521