The Story series #19 “Return, Rebuild”

After 70 years of living in exile, God works through the king of Persia to orchestrate a return to Jerusalem for a remnant of Israel. God sends them back to rebuild the Temple, keeping God’s big thing as their big things too. But opposition and discouragement get the best of the people and they spend over a decade focusing on secondary things until God sends the prophet Haggai to get them back on track. This remnant teaches as that even when we are obedient to God’s purpose we can become discouraged and lose focus if we get our eyes off of God, but God will restore our focus and get us back on track.