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1 Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi ILLC 8 th Grade Sunday School

2 Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi Vocabulary: Vocabulary: –Contemporaries – People who live during the same time.

3 Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi Main points of the lesson Main points of the lesson –Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi were contemporaries who worked in Judah after the return of the children of Israel for Babylonian captivity. –God offered encouragement and instruction for the rebuilding of the temple through Haggai and Zechariah –Prophecies of Christ are found in the books of Zechariah and Malachi

4 Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi Haggai the prophet Haggai the prophet –The name Haggai means “festal” indicating he may have been born on a major feast day. –The prophesy was written on the first day of Elul (Aug-Sept) 520BC and delivered on the twenty-first day of Tishri (Sept-Oct) 520 BC –Haggai wrote to encourage the exiles to again continue work on rebuilding the temple. The work had stopped for sixteen years.

5 Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi –Over fifty thousand Jews had returned to Jerusalem from captivity. –Main points found in Haggai A word of reproof A word of reproof A word of support A word of support A word of blessing A word of blessing A word of promise A word of promise –Lessons found in Haggai God will bless His people if they follow Him. God will bless His people if they follow Him. We should never weary of doing the work of God We should never weary of doing the work of God We can depend on God’s promises. We can depend on God’s promises.

6 Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi The prophet Zechariah The prophet Zechariah –Zechariah means “Lord has remembered” –His was a contemporary of Haggai –The prophesy may have been written in two parts and at two different times Chapters 1-8: 518 BC Chapters 1-8: 518 BC Chapters 9-14: 480 BC Chapters 9-14: 480 BC –Zechariah often used the phrases “Lord of hosts” (chapters 2:10 & 9:15) “Lord of hosts” (chapters 2:10 & 9:15) “Word of the Lord” (chapters 1:7 & 9:1) “Word of the Lord” (chapters 1:7 & 9:1) “Saith the Lord” (chapters 1:7 and 12:1) “Saith the Lord” (chapters 1:7 and 12:1)

7 Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi Like Haggai, Zechariah was written to remnant, returned from Babylon, who were discouraged with the small size of the Temple as compared to Solomon’s temple. Like Haggai, Zechariah was written to remnant, returned from Babylon, who were discouraged with the small size of the Temple as compared to Solomon’s temple. Zechariah’s intent was to encourage the remnant to believe that God was at work restoring Israel and to prepare them for the coming Messiah. Zechariah’s intent was to encourage the remnant to believe that God was at work restoring Israel and to prepare them for the coming Messiah.

8 Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi Main points of Zechariah Main points of Zechariah –The importance of the restoring the Temple as a symbol of God’s restoration of Israel –The power and will of God to bring back the refugees from Babylon –The future glory of Christ in the spiritual restoration of Israel Zechariah’s prophesy of Christ Zechariah’s prophesy of Christ –Righteous Branch 3:8 –Crucified Savior 12:10 –Coming King 9:9

9 Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi Three parts of Zechariah Three parts of Zechariah Part 1: Zion as a sanctuary (1-6) Part 1: Zion as a sanctuary (1-6) –Zechariah’s eight visions –Angelic horsemen 1:7-17 –Four horns and smiths 1:18-21 –The man and the measuring rod Chapter 2 –Joshua the high priest Chapter 3 –Candlestick and olive trees Chapter 4 –Flying scroll 5:1-4 –Woman in the ephah (bushel basket) 5:5-11 –Four chariots and horses Chapter 6

10 Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi Part 2: Zion’s Services (7-8) Part 2: Zion’s Services (7-8) Four messages Four messages –Rebuke of worldly rituals in the temple 7:1-7 –Reminder of God’s judgment on Israel they won’t obey the former prophets 7:8-14 –Restoration of Israel 8:1-19 –Universal gospel, many people and nations 8:20-23

11 Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi Part 3: The Savior of Zion (9-14) Part 3: The Savior of Zion (9-14) Two prophecies of Christ Two prophecies of Christ –The lowly and rejected Savior Chapter 9-11 Riding on an ass 9:9 Riding on an ass 9:9 Betrayed for thirty pieces of silver 11:13 Betrayed for thirty pieces of silver 11:13 –The Redemptive Work of Christ Chapter A fountain opened.. To cleanse from sin 13:1 A fountain opened.. To cleanse from sin 13:1

12 Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi The prophet Malachi The prophet Malachi –He prophesied one hundred years after Haggai and Zechariah began to write –Lived in a day of moral an social decline –Malachi means “my messenger” –The prophesy was written between BC which was after the completion of the new temple in Jerusalem (416) –The book was written to the remnant a few generations after the Temple was built.

13 Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi Malachi rebuked Israel’s social and moral decay Malachi rebuked Israel’s social and moral decay Malachi warned that unless the people lived Godly lives God will punish them Malachi warned that unless the people lived Godly lives God will punish them Malachi’s prophesies of Christ Malachi’s prophesies of Christ –Christ as messenger of the covenant 3:1 –Christ as a refiner’s fire 3:2 –Christ as the sun of righteousness 4:2

14 Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi The Five Parts of Malachi The Five Parts of Malachi –Part 1: Spiritual decay 1:1-2:9 –Part 2: Social decay and idolatry 2:10-16 –Part 3: Moral decline 2:17-3:6 –Part 4: The people would not support the work of the Temple 3:7-18 –Part 5: Prophesies of Christ 4:1-5


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