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Study Guide / Outline


  • Description: An overview of the book of Haggai and the context in which it was written.
  • Main Points:
    • Haggai, a prophet, lived around 520 BC.
    • His ministry was directed towards rulers, specifically Zerubbabel and Joshua.
    • The central message focuses on rebuilding the temple.
    • The book encourages faithful labor for God and promises blessings for obedience.

Chapter 1: The Call to Build

  • Description: This section emphasizes the importance of prioritizing God’s work.
  • Main Points:
    • The people had initially started rebuilding the temple but stopped due to opposition.
    • They prioritized their own houses over God’s house.
    • God rebukes them for neglecting His temple.
    • The people’s disobedience led to financial struggles.
  • Scriptures: Haggai 1:2-6

Chapter 2: The Blessing Connected to Rebuilding

  • Description: Haggai reassures the people that God’s blessing will come through obedience and the rebuilding of the temple.
  • Main Points:
    • The second temple, though smaller, will have greater spiritual significance.
    • God promises to send an abundant harvest when they prioritize His work.
  • Scriptures: Haggai 2:9

Confessing Failures and Seeking Purity

  • Description: This section encourages self-examination and repentance.
  • Main Points:
    • The people are urged to confess their failures and seek purity before God.
  • Scriptures: No specific scripture mentioned.

Acting Courageously and Boldly for God

  • Description: Haggai encourages the people to overcome opposition and act boldly for God.
  • Main Points:
    • Believers should not be discouraged by opposition or circumstances.
    • Courage and boldness are essential in fulfilling God’s work.
  • Scriptures: No specific scripture mentioned.

Resting in God’s Will and Blessing

  • Description: The final prophecy highlights God’s promise to Zerubbabel and points to Jesus Christ.
  • Main Points:
    • Zerubbabel is chosen by God and symbolizes authority.
    • This prophecy ultimately finds fulfillment in the lineage of David and Jesus Christ.
  • Scriptures: Haggai 2:23


  • Description: A summary of the key lessons and messages from the book of Haggai.
  • Main Points:
    • The book addresses common problems faced by believers today.
    • Prioritizing God’s work leads to divine blessings.
    • Believers should seek God’s vision for their lives and focus on advancing His kingdom.
  • Scriptures: No specific scripture mentioned.