Sermon Series
  • 1. A City Without Walls

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    thinking outside the box, or outside the wall.

    A City Without Walls: Zech 2 July 20, 2008 Intro: Here is a simple little puzzle to get you thinking: can you draw a continuous line through each of these nine dots in only four strokes (straight lines only)? (solution is at the end) O O O O O O O O O This more

  • 2. A New King - Zechariah 9

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    Zechariah 9-14 is mostly Hebrew Poetry. One commentator has called these "perhaps the most problematic 6 chapters in the bible"

    A New King Zech 9 October 5, 2008 Intro: This morning we are going to continue our study of Zechariah by looking at chapter 9, and we might need to work hard with it so before we dive in, let me begin with these: The Sunday School teacher was describing how Lot’s wife looked back and more

  • 3. A Warriors Love

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    God is “on the move”. The “LORD of Heaven’s Armies” wants His message shouted out loud, a message that says “My love is passionate and strong.”

    A Warrior’s Love July 13, 2008 Zechariah 1:7-21 Intro: Our view of ourselves and the world around us is, by necessity, quite limited. We are finite creatures, what we know comes from what we have seen and heard, from the things we have been exposed to, from the choices we make about what more

  • 4. Called To Be Holy

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    In Zechariah, you see God’s incredible forgiveness and promise of restoration and depth of love for His people, who had been slaves in Babylon and were now returning to rebuild their country, their lives, and their faith

    Called to Be Holy Zech 5 August 10, 2008 Intro: I distinctly remember a conversation with a young man back in the days that I was a youth pastor. He was making some really destructive decisions in his life, and I was trying to convince him to make some better ones. I tried to help him see more

  • 5. Fasting To Feasting

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    God specializes in taking hard, difficult, painful messes and turning them into something beautiful. He has done it in the past, and He will do it again.

    Fasting to Feasting September 21, 2008 Zech 8:18-23 Intro: God specializes in taking hard, difficult, painful messes and turning them into something beautiful. Remember Abraham and Sarah – old, childless, wandering. God turned their barrenness into a nation of people still prominent more

  • 6. I Still Believe

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    We believe that God will do that which seems “impossible”. We believe that God will take each opportunity, each act of service, each expression of love to one another and use that for His glory and His Kingdom.

    I Still Believe Sept 7, 2008 Zech 8:1-8 Intro: I think I used to be more of a dreamer. I was never a pure idealist, with a grand vision of the perfect future “if only…”, but I have been close. I remember studying Romans 6 and hearing the Holy Spirit loudly saying “YES! It IS possible for more

  • 7. Introducing... Zechariah

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    And in the midst of this, all the mess and rubble, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies speaks. “I was very angry… but return to me, and I will return to you… Turn from your evil ways, and stop all your evil practices.”

    Introducing… Zechariah: The Book of Zechariah June 8, 2008 Zech 1:1-6 Intro: When Jesus taught his disciples to pray that God’s kingdom would come, he taught them more than how to pray: he opened his heart to them and challenged them to be inspired by the same vision he had, and for which he more

  • 8. Let Your Hands Be Strong

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    The “Lord of the angel armies” speaks, and says “I am here… you are not alone… I will give you strength – I will strengthen your hands – to finish the task.”

    Let Your Hands Be Strong Sept 14, 2008 Zech 8:9-17 Intro: Can you recall a time when you wanted to quit? Throw in the towel, pack up your stuff, and walk away? The situation was hard, you were tired, you felt like you’d had enough, taken enough, worked hard enough, and you were ready to more

  • 9. Not By Might, Not By Power

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    supposed to be, right? Not always, and not now. God doesn’t relieve us of all responsibility and do all the work for us. He empowers us, and we get started. And maybe it is a small start. A few boulders moved, a few shovels of dirt thrown to the s

    Not By Might, Not By Power Aug 3, 2008 Zechariah 4 Intro: I like to get things done. To make things happen. To accomplish something. To be “productive”. Cut a board, build a fire, assemble a shelf, paint a sanctuary. Part of it is my personality, part of it is a desire that all of us more

  • 10. The Day Will Come

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    It begins with God, who created. Humanity, who rebelled. Jesus, who came. And us, who respond with repentance. And then we live lives of hope – hope that “our present troubles are small and won’t last very long.

    The Day Will Come Zech 12-13 Nov 9, 2008 Intro: "Hope" is the thing with feathers— That perches in the soul— And sings the tune without the words— And never stops—at all— And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard— And sore must be the storm— That could abash the little Bird That kept so many more

  • 11. The End Of The Road

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    This invitation, this cry of love, and this hope of justice calls to us today. It calls us to respond, to love in return, and to commit our lives to justice until “that day”, when God finally comes and brings complete justice

    The End of the Road Nov 16, 2008 Zech 14 Intro: This morning brings us to the end of our journey through the Old Testament book of Zechariah. We’ve been immersing ourselves in the time of God’s people, returned from slavery in Babylon in the 4th and 5th century BC, to find their homes and more

  • 12. The God Who Still Comes For His People

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    Where is God when we’ve messed up? God is there with compassion. That is the word in the passage. God is there with restoration. God is there to strengthen. God is there to answer. These are powerful, amazing words! Let’s not run past them!!

    The God Who Still Comes For His People October 19, 2008 Zech 10 Intro: A little over a month ago, I was sitting on the LRT late one night after a football game, feeling a profound sense of sadness. No, it was not because the Eskimos lost, though they had. I’m getting used to that… and I’m more

  • 13. The (Real) Good Shepard

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    Obey. Listen to His voice. Go where He sends, do what He says, accept what He gives and trust where He is taking. Even when the road is difficult. Because I know that with the Lord as my Shepherd, my good shepherd, the “Real” Good Shepherd

    The (Real) Good Shepherd Zech 11 October 26, 2008 Intro: I want to rewind a little bit in our study of Zechariah, before diving in to chapter 11. In our previous discussion, we’ve talked about how the exiles were returning from slavery and beginning the process of rebuilding their nation – more

  • 14. The Times Of Zechariah

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    “Shout this message for all to hear: ‘This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: My love for Jerusalem and Mount Zion is passionate and strong

    The Times of Zechariah (originally for June 15, revised and preached on July 6, 2008) Intro: Last month we began a study of one of the small books tucked at the end of the Old Testament that often go unnoticed, the book of Zechariah. We talked about how the thing that makes these books more

  • 15. Was It Really For Me

    Contributed on Jul 30, 2009

    Is Jesus first in your life? Is it all about you, or all about Him? Have you lost your first love, been living for you, turned your back to Him? God looks at all of our lives, and He asks, “Is it really for me??”

    Was It Really For Me? August 31, 2008 Zech 7 Intro: One of the really healthy, but challenging, things about preaching through a book of the Bible is that I don’t get to just preach the words of encouragement and promise that make us feel good. Preaching right through a book forces us to more

  • 16. Who Holds The Future?

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    What could God do with your life?

    Who Holds the Future Aug 17, 2008 Zech 6 Intro: Would you think with me a moment about your life. Whatever place you are at, whatever your joys or frustrations, your struggles or victories, your dreams and your disappointments. Think about it for a moment, wrap your head around it, imagine more