The Israelites had been returned to the land from their exile. God brought them back. They have begun to settle back into the land. He has been gracious to them. But the Temple remains in disrepair.
The prophet Haggai speaks to the problem. It’s not fundamentally about the brick and mortar of the Temple, but what the neglect of the Temple indicates about the heart of the people. And Haggai’s message is a call to the Israelites to “consider their ways” and to re-align themselves with what God desires for them. It’s a short book, one of the minor prophets, but with a major message. And the message is not just for Jews who lived long ago but for those of us who long to follow the Lord in these days.
During this one-evening “intensive,” we will explore the message of the Haggai–what it meant for the original hearers and the implications for those of us who don’t worship in a Temple but who are the “temple” of the Lord (1 Cor. 3:16). The class will meet on Tuesday, April 9, from 6:30 until 8:30 pm.Register Now