Tony Garland

The message of Haggai is one of both correction and encouragement. Haggai spoke God's Word to Israel in the 6th century B.C. following the release of the Jews from the Babylonian Captivity and contains important principles for God's people in every age. [4 hours 39 minutes]

01 Haggai 1 1-4 Haggai 1:1-4 - Introduction to Haggai
Tony Garland introduces the book of the minor prophet Haggai and discusses its historical context and theme. [42 minutes]
02 Haggai 1 5-11 Haggai 1:5-11 - Consider Your Ways!
The people of Israel were working hard, but gaining little. Just when they they seemed to be getting ahead they encountered lack. What could be wrong? Haggai explains these conditions as symptoms of the people's misplaced priorities as reflected in their neglect of God and preoccupation with self. [46 minutes]
03 Haggai 1 12-15 Haggai 1:12-15 - Responding to God
The spirits of the people of Israel respond to God's rebuke through Haggai. Turning from their indifference, they begin to obey God's command to rebuild the Temple. What can we learn from this frequently-encountered Biblical pattern of rebuke, response, and restoration? [46 minutes]
04 Haggai 2 1-9 Haggai 2:1-9 - Seeing Through Spiritual Eyes
From a merely human viewpoint, the glory of Zerubbabel's temple did not measure up to that of its predecessor: the glorious temple built by David's son Solomon. Yet, with God's Spirit involved in the work, a day of small beginnings was used of God to prepare for events which would eclipse those of Solomon's time. [51 minutes]
05 Haggai 2 10-19 Haggai 2:10-19 - Obedience is better than Sacrifice
The people of Haggai's day were deceived: they believed their hard work was getting them ahead. But their service to God was lacking -- even considered unclean by God. God refused to bless them until their disobedience turned to obedience. [46 minutes]
06 Haggai 2 20-23 Haggai 2:20-23 - Your Kingdom Come
Haggai prophesies a coming day when God will overthrow the throne of the Gentile kingdoms and install His own King--a chosen descendant of Zerubbabel. [48 minutes]

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