During this three week series on the book of Haggai, we will look at how God used the prophet, Haggai, to lead Israel to rebuild God's temple. This series will inspire our students to act on what God is calling them to do.
The message this week will help students understand
that we need to push through challenging seasons of our lives in order to continue serving God. We need to stand firm in our faith through discouragement we may face.
Next Steps . . .
As you go through this week with your student(s), look for instances to create some dialogue based on the theme of this lesson. Consider discussing the following questions or concepts:
Haggai 1:13-14, Haggai 2:3-4, 6-9, Galatians 6:9
Ask: Why do you think God starts by telling His people that He's with them?
Ask: Are you better at identifying the changes you need to make or actually doing the work to make changes? Why do you think you're this way?
Ask: What do you feel keeps you from being strong and doing the work you need to do to get past some of the discouragement in your life?
What have you started and maybe stopped or paused? How will you press on with God to be strong and do the work?