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A Condensed, Chronological Journey through the Bible!

Discover How You are Part of God’s Story!

 

Study the Story

 

As you read Chapter 19 of The Story during the week, we see how the account of the return to the Promised Land allows us to understand God’s promised plan of salvation in Christ. 

 

 

1. How did the Lord use Cyrus to further his plan of salvation?  How does God use unlikely leaders to further his plans today?

  

 

 

 

2. What kind of message did Haggai and Zechariah proclaim to God’s people?  Why was this an important message?

 

 

 

 

3.  How did God use the opposition to rebuild his temple as an opportunity to provide for his people?

 

 

 

 

 

Share the Story:

 

One day around a meal or your dinner table, have an intentional conversation about Haggai 1:6.  Read the verse.  Use the following question for discussion:

 

 

How can we, sometimes, work for more and more, but end up with less?

 

 

Very Important Passage:

 

Haggai 1:6 ~ You have planted much but harvested little.  You eat, but never have enough.  You drink, but never have your fill.  You put on clothes but are not warm.  You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.