Contributed on Oct 4, 2021
Message introduces study of book of Zechariah focusing on THEME and HISTORICAL CONTEXT. Zechariah's message is highly relevant today. As theme suggests, it is a message of hope for God's people!
Today I want to begin opening the book of Zechariah to you. For all practical purposes, this book and other minor prophets are closed books for most Christians. During our annual reading of the Bible, we read the words, but there is a vast difference between reading words and comprehending the ...read more
Contributed on Oct 4, 2021
In Zech. 1:3 God extends an invitation to his people for something better! Entry to that is through the door of repentance. This message focuses on the STRUCTURE of the book with an outline and the INVITATION to a discouraged people.
Last week we began a study of the book of Zechariah. (1) We discovered the THEME of the book in Zechariah’s name. Zechariah means “Yahweh [covenant name of God] Remembers.” God remembers his covenant with his people, even when they forget it. He remembers his promises to them, even when they have ...read more
Contributed on Oct 14, 2021
Message expounds Zechariah's first vision (1:7-17) and applies the encouragement to New Testament believers who encounter opposition and discouragement. An Outline of the book of Zechariah is also discussed.
This is the third message in our study of the book of Zechariah. In the previous messages we learned two truths that provide foundation for our understanding of the visions we encounter in the text today. 1st the THEME of the book is found in the meaning in Zechariah’s name. Zechariah means ...read more
Contributed on Oct 18, 2021
The oracle given in Zechariah 1:12-17 is expounded. These comforting words are applicable to God's people today. We sometimes wonder when God will intervene in our behalf just as the Jews did in our text.
Have you ever been treated unjustly and wondered why God seemed to ignore the oppression? When Babylon conquered Israel in 586 BC, they were extremely cruel to the captive Jews. Those Jews were experiencing God’s correction in their lives. But the Babylonians went way beyond that. They exacted an ...read more
Contributed on Nov 1, 2021
Message focuses on the sovereignty of God, divine retribution on nations that oppress God's people, and God's vindication of his elect. This word of comfort and assurance has timeless application for God's people of all ages.
Life is not fair! The godly suffer unjustly, and the wicked seem to get away with their evil deeds. Unbelievers point to all the pain and suffering in the world and defiantly say, “If God is a just, loving God, why does he allow war? Why does he allow disease and famine? Where was he during the ...read more
Contributed on Nov 10, 2021
The Jews in Jerusalem were thinking too small in their expectations of God's goodness. God's future for his people is so abundant that man-made walls could not contain the blessings. Jerusalem will be a "city without walls."
We are becoming familiar with the book of Zechariah. For most Christians, it is a closed book. But God is opening this word to us because it is so relevant to world events today and to our personal journey in God. Today we enter Zechariah’s third vision recorded in chapter 2. The vision, as a ...read more
Contributed on Nov 15, 2021
This exposition of Zechariah 2:10-13 is a message of hope and encouragement for God's people. Israel had endured humiliation and hardship when carried into captivity by Babylon. But God is working a plan for those who love him that is absolutely glorious.
In our study of Zechariah, we have as our text today Zechariah 2:10-13. On February 15, 519 BC Zechariah was given eight visions which are recorded in chapters 1-6. Chapter 2 is his third vision. Within this vision are four messages: 1) Verses 3-5 contains a message addressed to the man ...read more
Contributed on Nov 21, 2021
Christians must know the basis of their acceptance before God if they are to successfully defeat Satan and his tactic of accusation. In this vision, we are given a beautiful picture of the grace of God removing our filthy garments of sin and clothing us with his Robe of Righteousness.
Today we will begin examining Zechariah’s fourth vision recorded in chapter 3. The vision can be divided into two-parts: I. Verses 1-5 is a revelation of God’s way of qualifying his people for relationship with him and for service to him. II. Verses 7-10 contains an admonition to faithfulness ...read more
Contributed on Apr 11, 2022
Do you want to enjoy intimacy with God and operate in His authority? In Zechariah 3 we are given two keys for that to happen. Additionally, it is only possible through Messiah Jesus seen here as Servant, the Branch, and the Chief Cornerstone.
Today we return to our study of Zechariah. Zechariah, along with a faithful remnant, have returned from Babylonian captivity to Jerusalem. They are rebuilding the temple along with Ezra and restoring worship of the Lord in their homeland. For 70 years the nation has been living in Babylon as ...read more
Contributed on Apr 19, 2022
How will we finish the assignments God gives us in life? In this vision, God gave Zechariah the timeless principle that answers that question. This vision in Zechariah 4 has a lampstand and two olive trees. What do they represent? What message is God sending His people in this vision?
Intro Zechariah 4 records this prophet’s 5th vision. As in the previous vision (chapter 3), God is addressing the concerns Zechariah and his companions had in their assignment to rebuild the temple and restore worship in Jerusalem. The concern dealt with in the previous visions was how can we be ...read more
Contributed on May 3, 2022
In this vision, Zechariah sees a huge flying scroll. What is it? What was God's message to Zechariah through this vision? What timeless truths are embedded in the passage? How do these truths apply to us today? Those are some of the questions this sermon answers.
Intro In our study of Zechariah, we now come to chapter 5. In this chapter Zechariah is given two visions: the sixth and seventh of his eight visions.i We will only deal with the sixth vision today. It is recorded in the first four verses. In this vision Zechariah sees a flying scroll.ii What does ...read more
Contributed on May 16, 2022
This vision of a woman in a basket constitutes a promise from God to His people to remove wickedness from their midst. The previous vision (#6) was about removing individual rebels. This vision is the removal of the wicked system energizing sin.
Today we come to one of the strangest passages in Scripture. It is recorded in Zechariah 5:5-11. Here Zechariah sees a vision of a basket, a woman in the basket, and two women with wings carrying the basket to Babylon. What does the basket represent? What about the woman in the basket? Are the two ...read more