SECONDARY


1.

HAGGAI - lived soon after the Captivity and was contemporary with Zechariah; a prophet during the time of rebuilding, rebuking and encouraging the Jews.

2.

TIMELINE -

538 BC - Upon return, the altar was built, offerings were presented

537 BC - Foundation of the temple was laid; opposition began.

521 BC - Haggai rebukes then encourages; temple construction continues; Tatnai sends letter to Darius, King Cyrus mandate found.

516 BC - Temple is finished, 21 years after the foundation was laid, 70 years after it was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar.

445 BC - Nehemiah gets involved with rebuilding of the wall, 70 years after the completion of the temple.

 

NEXT WEEK Read Esther 1-2 prior to the study.

 


THE GLORY OF THIS LATTER


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EZRA 4

1.        The adversaries of Judah wrote letters to the Persian king against Jerusalem. What was their argument? (vs. 13) ...they (Judah) will not pay _______... and shall damage the _______________of the king.

2.        How long did the king agree that the re-building should cease? (vs. 21) Until another ____________________ from the king be given.

3.        Until what year would the building cease? (vs. 24) Until the _____ year of the reign of ____________.

EZRA 5

4.        Who were the prophets prophesying unto the Jews in Jerusalem at the time? (vs. 1)

         H_______________

         Z________________

5.        What was the word of the Lord through the prophet Haggai? (Hag. 1:4) A) Come out from you own homes and build the house of God B) There was a drought in the land because everyone looked after his own things.

6.       How did the people respond? (Hag. 1:12) A) They were too scared to build B) They obeyed and feared the voice of the Lord

7. How was this possible?

         Hag. 1:14 The __________ stirred up the ________ of Zerubbabel...and the ____________ of the ____________ of the people.

         Ezra 5:5 But the _______ of their God was upon the elders of the Jews, that they could _______ cause them to _________.

EZRA 6

8.        The people started re-building before a second decree of Persian permission was granted. Which king searched in the house of archives and found the original decree of permission from Cyrus? (Ezra 6:1) A) Artaxerxes B) Darius C) Belshazzar

9.        What warning did Darius add to his decree? (vs. 11-12) A) If anyone tries to stop the re-building, he will be hung B) Finish the re-building with speed

10.  It was _____ years after the Solomons temple was destroyed before the 2nd temple was completed.


 


VERSE OF THE WEEK

 

The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace. -Haggai 2:9


F.Y.I. CORNER


The Years of Return


Ezra 4-6


A Biblical Study


I Will Give Peace


HAGGAI 2

1.        Read the question Haggai presents to the residue of the people. (vs. 3)

         How do you see it now? In what way can we relate to Haggais question?

2.        Why were the people encouraged to be strong? (vs. 5) ...my ____________ remaineth among you: ________ ____ ________.

3.        What was the promise given? (vs. 9) ...for the _________ of this _________ ___________ shall be _____________than of the ____________, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give ___________...

4. Read Haggai 2:6-8. What is this glory?

         John 1:14

         Romans 9:23

         II Timothy 2:20-21

5.        Will the glory of the latter will be greater than of the former in the life of a child of God? Explain:

         Respond to: In this place will I give peace

 

 

 


The Second Year of the Reign of Darius


SUGGESTION FOR PRAYER
 

   Thank the Lord for His master

    

    


F.Y.I. CORNER


1.

HAGGAI - lived soon after the Captivity and was contemporary with Zechariah; a prophet during the time of rebuilding, rebuking and encouraging the Jews.

2.

TIMELINE -

538 BC - Upon return, the alter was built, offering were presented

537 BC - Foundation of the temple was laid; opposition began.

521 BC - Haggai rebukes then encourages; temple construction continues; Tatnai sends letter to Darius, King Cyrus mandate found.

516 BC - Temple is finished, 21 years after the foundation was laid, 70 years after it was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar.

445 BC - Nehemiah gets involved with rebuilding of the wall, 70 years after the completion of the temple.

 

NEXT WEEK Read Esther 1-2 prior to the study.

 


THE GLORY OF THIS LATTER


I also have made a decree, that whosoever shall alter this word, let timber be pulled down from his house...and let him be hanged there on

 


PRIMARY


EZRA 4

1.        The adversaries of Judah wrote letters to the Persian king against Jerusalem. What was their argument? (vs. 13) ...they (Judah) will not pay _______... and shall damage the _______________of the king.

2.        How long did the king agree that the re-building should cease? (vs. 21) Until another ____________________ from the king be given.

3.        Until what year would the building cease? (vs. 24) Until the _____ year of the reign of ____________.

EZRA 5

4.        Who were the prophets prophesying unto the Jews in Jerusalem at the time? (vs. 1)

         H_______________

         Z________________

5.        What was the word of the Lord through the prophet Haggai? (Hag. 1:4,11) A) Come out from you own homes and build the house of God B) There was a drought in the land because everyone looked after his own things.

6.       How did the people respond? (Hag. 1:12) A) They were too scared to build B) They obeyed and feared the voice of the Lord

7. How was this possible?

         Hag. 1:14 The __________ stirred up the ________ of Zerubbabel...and the ____________ of the ____________ of the people.

         Ezra 5:5 But the _______ of their God was upon the elders of the Jews, that they could _______ cause them to _________.

EZRA 6

8.        The people started re-building before a second decree of Persian permission was granted. Which king searched in the house of archives and found the original decree of permission from Cyrus? (Ezra 6:1) A) Artaxerxes B) Darius C) Belshazzar

9.        What warning did Darius add to his decree? (vs. 11-12) A) If anyone tries to stop the re-building, he will be hung B) Finish the re-building with speed

10.  It was _____ years after the Solomons temple was destroyed before the 2nd temple was completed.


 


VERSE OF THE WEEK

 

The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace. -Haggai 2:9




NEXT WEEK Read Esther 1-2 prior to the study.

 


THE GLORY OF THIS LATTER


I also have made a decree, that whosoever shall alter this word, let timber be pulled down from his house...and let him be hanged there on

 


ADULT


EZRA 4

1.        The adversaries of Judah wrote letters to the Persian king against Jerusalem. What was their argument? (vs. 13)

2.        How long did the king agree that the re-building should cease? (vs. 21)

3.        Until what year would the building cease? (vs. 24)

EZRA 5

4.        Who were the prophets prophesying unto the Jews in Jerusalem at the time? (vs. 1)

5.        What was the word of the Lord through the prophet Haggai? (Hag. 1:4-11)

6. How did the people respond? (Hag. 1:12)

7. How was this possible?

         Haggai 1:14

         Ezra 5:5

EZRA 6

8.        The people started re-building before a second decree of Persian permission was granted. Which king searched in the house of archives and found the original decree of permission from Cyrus? (Ezra 6:1)

9.        What warning did Darius add to his decree? (vs. 11-12)

10.  How may years after Solomons temple was destroyed was the 2nd temple was completed?


 


VERSE OF THE WEEK

 

The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace. -Haggai 2:9


F.Y.I. CORNER


The Years of Return


Ezra 4-6


A Biblical Study


I Will Give Peace


HAGGAI 2

1.        Read the question Haggai presents to the residue of the people. (vs. 3)

         How do you see it now? In what way can you relate to Haggais question?

2.        Why were the people encouraged to be strong? (vs. 5) ...my ____________ remaineth among you: ________ ____ ________.

3.        What was the promise given? (vs. 9)

4. Read Haggai 2:6-8. What is this glory?

         John 1:14

         Romans 9:23

         II Timothy 2:20-21

5.        Does the glory of the latter that will be greater than the former include the work that God does in the lives of His elect? Explain:

         Respond to: In this place will I give peace