Renewing Priorities

A Study Of Haggai

Renewing the Priority of Hope

November 17, 2019 • John Anderson

Haggai concludes his prophecy with a personal message to Zerubbabel, the discouraged governor who was overseeing the rebuilding project. God is still in charge and will use any and all circumstances to bring about His plan! When the outlook is bleak, try the uplook!

Renewing the Priority of Obedience

November 10, 2019 • John Anderson

The prophet Haggai continues to identify the reasons the Jews are not experiencing God’s blessings. He urges them to get specific about their sin and identify the idols that have broken off fellowship with God. Our obedience brings God’s blessings!

Renewing the Priority of Encouragement

November 3, 2019 • John Anderson

Back in their home capital after exile in Babylon, many Israelites were filled with discouragement at the prospects of the new temple not measuring up to the old temple of Solomon. God, through His spokesman Haggai, offers them encouragement and hope that He will shake the world from this place when His Son Jesus comes to take over! One greater than Solomon is at work and God will ultimately receive glory from their efforts on rebuilding the temple.

Renewing the Priority of God’s Work

October 27, 2019 • John Anderson

The prophet Haggai was a part of those Jews who returned to Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity, and God gave him an important message to deliver to His people. That message identified their misplaced priorities and included a clarion call to make God and His work and His house a primary concern in their daily lives. The LORD “stirred up their spirit” and the work on the temple and in their spiritual hearts was begun once again!