By Michael C. Mack
1. If you were a superhero and could have just one super power, what would it be? Why?
Read Haggai 2:23 and Zechariah 4:1-3, 6-14.
2. Zerubbabel was in the line of King David and an ancestor of Jesus (Matthew 1:12, 13). A king’s signet ring served as his signature and his promise. With that in mind, what is the significance of the Lord’s statement in Haggai 2:23?
3. What “mighty mountains” were Zerubbabel and the people facing?
4. How was God encouraging Zerubbabel to deal (and not to deal) with the mountains that the nation of Israel would face? What did he promise?
5. If you were Zerubbabel, how would you feel after hearing God’s words for you?
6. When have you had the opportunity to rejoice upon completing something significant that appeared at first to be “small things”?
7. What mountains are you facing in your life? How can your small group pray for you?
8. Look again at verse 6. How will you live out this verse in your marriage/family? in another relationship? in your work? in something you are struggling with?
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).