By Michael C. Mack
1. When’s the last time you caught a sickness from someone? How did it happen? Do you think it’s possible to transmit your health to a sick person in the same way you can transmit your sickness to a healthy person?
Read Haggai 2:10-19.
2. In what ways could the workers defile the temple (and one another) by their sinfulness?
3. When the people were still selfishly living in disobedience to God, how did he try to draw them back to him? How did they respond?
4. At what point in the building project did God promise his blessings on the people? Why do you think that is significant?
5. Throughout the Bible, God promises he will provide for us and encourages us to trust him (Matthew 6:25-34; Philippians 4:19). How have you experienced God’s provisions even when there was no “seed left in the barn”?
6. How important is the condition of our hearts to the service we do for God?
7. Divide into pairs or triads of the same gender and then respond: What area of holiness in your life do you want to work on this week? How has this area of sin affected others? How can the group pray for the Holy Spirit to work in your life?
Michael Mack is the author of 16 small group books and discussion guides, including I’m a Leader . . . Now What? (Standard Publishing). He also leads church training events and consults with churches through his ministry, Small Group Leadership (www.smallgroupleadership.com).