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Appreciating the Parts of the Bible: The Return from Exile to Jerusalem

After the Persians conquered the Babylonians, they allowed the Babylonian captives to return to their homeland. As the exiled people returned to Jerusalem, they faced the daunting task of rebuilding the Temple, the city walls, and their own homes in order to resettle there. 401 more words

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God's Word challenges our way of thinking and our way of living.

“The Lord spoke His Word through the prophet Haggai” (Haggai 1:1). The prophet is only the messenger. It is the Lord who speaks His Word. God’s Word challenges our way of thinking and our way of living. 74 more words


God gives us His strength. He calls us to use His strength in His service.

First, the Lord speaks to Haggai (Haggai 2:1). Then, Haggai speaks for God (Haggai 2:2). “The faithful few who returned from Babylon” (Haggai 2:2) – Even if we are few, let us remain faithful. 196 more words


Words for the Discouraged (Haggai 2:1-9), Part 3 of Haggai series

Haggai 2:1-9

There come times in our lives when we feel discouraged, particularly when the task is great, the sacrifice significant, and we begin to question the value of our efforts. 367 more words

Michael Birbeck

Memorable Scripture: Consider your Ways!

Then the prophet Haggai and Zechariah the son of Iddo, prophets, prophesied to the Jews who were in Judah and Jerusalem, in the name of the God of Israel, who was over them. 272 more words


We Will Obey (Haggai 1:12-15), Part 2 of Haggai series

Haggai 1:12-15

In a culture that prides itself on individuality, self-expression, and self-license, the word “obey” seems out of place. According to a search of Google’s database of literature, the verb “obey” and its related noun “obedience” have been used at less than one third the rate over the last couple decades, as it had two-hundred years ago. 374 more words

Michael Birbeck

"Who Is On The Lord's Side?"

‘“Be strong , all you people of the land”, declares the Lord, “and work. For I am with you”, declares the Lord Almighty’ (Haggai 2:4). We are to work for God. 95 more words