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Contributed on Dec 1, 2019
god promises to establish His Kingdom through Israel. The blessed nation will become a blessing to the world. God will make that happen by His sovereign grace and will.
Two years after the night visions and about halfway through the rebuilding project, a delegation from Bethel came with a question for the priests and prophets. • “Should I mourn and fast in the fifth month, as I have done for so many years?” (7:3) • Zechariah gave them these FOUR messages from ...read more
Contributed on Nov 19, 2019
In the last 3 visions, we see God's judgement against sinners, Israel and the world. God is determined to judge sin as a just and righteous God. He is equally determined to show mercy by providing a Saviour in the coming of the Messiah, the priest and king, so that sinners can be saved.
We’ve come to the last of the 8 visions that Zechariah saw in one night. • God gave him these visions while he was ministering to the people, encouraging them at the early stage of the rebuilding of God’s house. • The last 3 visions shared the same theme - God’s judgement on sin. Last week Lester ...read more
Contributed on Nov 4, 2019
The Lord assured Zerubbabel that the work of rebuilding the Temple would be completed, not by human might and power, but by His Spirit. He is encouraged to look beyond his present distress to the glorious future that God has determined.
God gave His prophet Zechariah 8 visions in one night. • The 1st vision God assured His people that He still cares. He was angry with the hostile nations for their harsh treatment against Israel. • In the 2nd vision God revealed that He has judged the powerful empires because they scattered ...read more
Contributed on Oct 19, 2019
God's plan for Israel and Jerusalem goes beyond the current struggles the people are facing. The future is beautiful and glorious. God will establish His Kingdom through Israel.
Zechariah started to speak when the remnant resumed the rebuilding of the Temple. • His first words were ‘repent and return to God’, never to repeat the mistake of the past and reject God again. • They would have understood, having suffered the wrath of God and 70 years in exile. God has not ...read more
Contributed on Oct 13, 2019
The first call of prophet Zechariah was a call not to repeat the mistake of their forefathers and return to God while they still can. Now that they have returned to their homeland, they are to stay faithful to God.
Zechariah is not an easy book to read and understand, but we will try and learn together over these few months. God has important words for His people. • It’s difficult because God speaks not only to the present situation in Judah (with the people now engaging in rebuilding the Temple) but also ...read more
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Contributed on Feb 4, 2013
THE ONLY SUNLIGHT THEY SEE Two orphaned brothers stay in a slum district of New York City. One of them is crippled and hardly leaves the room. The older brother has to take care of him and buys him food. His younger brother lamented one day that he has not seen the sunlight for a long ...read more
Contributed on Jan 14, 2013
WE STUDY THE BIBLE TO LISTEN TO HIS VOICE "We study the Bible to listen to His voice that comes from outside our experience, not to listen to our own voice that is crying from within. "His Word is not one of many. It is the only Word that has been there from all eternity because it comes ...read more
Contributed on Jan 3, 2013
WHICH BASIN? Remember there were TWO basins of water mentioned in the Bible. One, Herod used it to wash his hands -- "this has nothing to do with me". The other one, Jesus used it to wash His disciples' feet. It has nothing to do with Him too. It's the job of slaves but He did it. And He ...read more
Contributed on Dec 25, 2012
John Maxwell, a famous author and writer of many books on leadership, shared that once he was visiting his parents and needed to make a conference call. He needed a quiet place and his father let him use his office. As he sat at his desk, he noticed a card next to the phone with these words ...read more
Contributed on Nov 26, 2012
HENRY FORD: THE BANG ON THE TABLE In 1896, Henry Ford attended a company event where Thomas Edison (the great inventor) was the guest of honour. His friend introduced him to Edison as "the man trying to make a car that runs on gasoline." Edison asked young Henry Ford a host of questions and ...read more