11: Visions of Hope – Thought Starters
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” ‘ “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 …]

11: Visions of Hope – Teaching Plan
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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 …]

Tuesday: God’s Readiness to Forgive
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Read Zechariah 3. How is the gospel portrayed here? With, perhaps, the exception of Isaiah 53, no portion of the Old Testament better reveals the wonderful truth of salvation by faith alone than does Zechariah 3. In this vision, the high priest Joshua is being tried on accusations brought forth by the official accuser, Satan. The accusations against … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Visions of Hope
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Read for This Week’s Study: Zechariah 1, 2, Rom. 15:9-18, Eph. 3:1-8, Zechariah 3, 4, Exod. 25:31-40, Zechariah 7. Memory Text: “‘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). Key Thought: Though Israel had been punished for its sins, it was time to live again in relationship … [Click to read more …]