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1 Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi ILLC 8th Grade Sunday School
2 Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi Vocabulary:Contemporaries – People who live during the same time.
3 Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi Main points of the lessonHaggai, 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 ZechariahProphecies of Christ are found in the books of Zechariah and Malachi
4 Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi Haggai the prophetThe 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 BCHaggai 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 HaggaiA word of reproofA word of supportA word of blessingA word of promiseLessons found in HaggaiGod will bless His people if they follow Him.We should never weary of doing the work of GodWe can depend on God’s promises.
6 Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi The prophet ZechariahZechariah means “Lord has remembered”His was a contemporary of HaggaiThe prophesy may have been written in two parts and at two different timesChapters 1-8: BCChapters 9-14: 480 BCZechariah often used the phrases“Lord of hosts” (chapters 2:10 & 9:15)“Word of the Lord” (chapters 1:7 & 9:1)“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.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 ZechariahThe importance of the restoring the Temple as a symbol of God’s restoration of IsraelThe power and will of God to bring back the refugees from BabylonThe future glory of Christ in the spiritual restoration of IsraelZechariah’s prophesy of ChristRighteous Branch 3:8Crucified Savior 12:10Coming King 9:9
9 Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi Three parts of ZechariahPart 1: Zion as a sanctuary (1-6)Zechariah’s eight visionsAngelic horsemen 1:7-17Four horns and smiths 1:18-21The man and the measuring rod Chapter 2Joshua the high priest Chapter 3Candlestick and olive trees Chapter 4Flying scroll 5:1-4Woman in the ephah (bushel basket) 5:5-11Four chariots and horses Chapter 6
10 Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi Part 2: Zion’s Services (7-8)Four messagesRebuke of worldly rituals in the temple 7:1-7Reminder of God’s judgment on Israel they won’t obey the former prophets 7:8-14Restoration of Israel 8:1-19Universal gospel, many people and nations 8:20-23
11 Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi Part 3: The Savior of Zion (9-14)Two prophecies of ChristThe lowly and rejected Savior Chapter 9-11Riding on an ass 9:9Betrayed for thirty pieces of silver 11:13The Redemptive Work of Christ Chapter 12-14A fountain opened .. To cleanse from sin 13:1
12 Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi The prophet MalachiHe prophesied one hundred years after Haggai and Zechariah began to writeLived in a day of moral an social declineMalachi 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 decayMalachi warned that unless the people lived Godly lives God will punish themMalachi’s prophesies of ChristChrist as messenger of the covenant 3:1Christ as a refiner’s fire 3:2Christ as the sun of righteousness 4:2
14 Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi The Five Parts of MalachiPart 1: Spiritual decay 1:1-2:9Part 2: Social decay and idolatry 2:10-16Part 3: Moral decline 2:17-3:6Part 4: The people would not support the work of the Temple 3:7-18Part 5: Prophesies of Christ 4:1-5