Monday: The King of Peace

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Read Zechariah 9:9. How does the New Testament apply this to Jesus? See Matt. 21:9, Mark 11:9-10, Luke 19:38, John 12:13-15. Jesus’ triumphal entry consisted of the future King riding on a donkey into Jerusalem. In the Bible, rejoicing and shouting for joy especially is associated with the celebration of God as King (Psalms 47, 96, 98). This gentle Ruler will bring righteousness, salvation, … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Heaven’s Best Gift


Read for This Week’s Study: Zechariah 8, Zech. 9:9, 12:1-10, 13:7-9, 14, Matt. 21:9, John 19:37. Memory Text: “The Lord their God will save them on that day as the flock of his people. They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown” (Zechariah 9:16, NIV). Key Thought: Zechariah has some wonderful Messianic prophecies that point to Jesus and affirm our faith in … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: Visions of Hope


“Satan knows that those who ask God for pardon and grace will obtain it; therefore he presents their sins before them to discourage them. Against those who are trying to obey God, he is constantly seeking occasion for complaint. Even their best and most acceptable service he seeks to make appear corrupt. By countless devices, … [Click to read more …]

11: Visions of Hope – Thought Starters


” ‘ “In that day each of you will invite his neighbor to sit under his vine and fig tree,” declares the Lord Almighty.’ ” Zechariah 3:10 NIV [Thought questions for Visions of Hope June 12, 2013] 1. We have this hope. How do you think Zechariah would feel to hear us lustily singing the … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Not by Human Power

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Read Zechariah 4. What hope is being presented to the people? In this vision, Zechariah sees a lampstand fed by two olive trees, which refers back to the candlestick located in the Holy Place of the wilderness tabernacle (Exod. 25:31-40). The seven lamps are arranged around a large bowl that serves as a reservoir of oil. … [Click to read more …]

11: Visions of Hope – Teaching Plan


Key Thought : Zechariah’s message was for God’s people not to lose hope, but to learn to serve Him in the present. [Teaching plan for Visions of Hope June 10, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Zechariah 1:1-5. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text … [Click to read more …]