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1 “Visions of Victory” The Book of Zechariah Drew Mathews Associate Pastor

2 Old Testament Books GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth 1 & 2 Samuel 1 & 2 Kings 1 & 2 Chronicles EzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastes Song of Solomon IsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZECHARIAHMalachi “Torah” (Law) Historical books Wisdom literature PropheticBooks

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4 Zechariah Background

5 Prophesied in 520 B.C.Prophesied in 520 B.C.

6 Old Testament Books GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth 1 & 2 Samuel 1 & 2 Kings 1 & 2 Chronicles EzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastes Song of Solomon IsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZECHARIAHMalachi “Torah” (Law) Historical books Wisdom literature PropheticBooks

7 Zechariah Background Prophesied in 520 B.C.Prophesied in 520 B.C. See Ezra 5:1-2See Ezra 5:1-2

8 Zechariah Background Prophesied in 520 B.C.Prophesied in 520 B.C. See Ezra 5:1-2See Ezra 5:1-2 The people had returned to Jerusalem in 539 B.C. and started rebuilding the Temple, yet soon they quit in the face of persecution and discouragement.

9 The Message of Zechariah “Return to me,” says the Lord of hosts, “and I will return to you,” says the Lord. Zechariah 1:3

10 “But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first.” Revelation 2:4-5

11 The Message of Zechariah I.The Call to Return (1:1-6)

12 The Message of Zechariah I.The Call to Return (1:1-6) II.Return to His Rule (chs. 1-6)

13 The Message of Zechariah I.The Call to Return (1:1-6) II.Return to His Rule (chs. 1-6) III.Return to True Religion (chs. 7-8)

14 The Message of Zechariah I.The Call to Return (1:1-6) II.Return to His Rule (chs. 1-6) III.Return to True Religion (chs. 7-8) IV.Make Way for the Messiah (chs. 9-13)

15 The Christian who has stopped repenting has stopped growing. A.W. Pink

16 The Message of Zechariah I.The Call to Return (1:1-6) II.Return to His Rule (chs. 1-6) III.Return to True Religion (chs. 7-8) IV.Make Way for the Messiah (chs. 9-13) V.Ready for His Return (ch. 14)

17 The Message of Zechariah Summary Statement: God calls his people to repent and to return to him and to ready themselves for his coming victory.

18 “And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:14

19 “They will see my face...” Revelation 22:4

20 The Message of Zechariah Summary Statement: God calls his people to repent and to return to him and to ready themselves for his coming victory.

21 Triumphant praises without end all hailing the King of righteousness And every eye beholds the one our hearts were undeserving of With a grace so glorious

22 Oh, wondrous day when I will see The face of him who ransomed me I’ll fall in worship at his feet And rise to reign eternally In a grace so glorious


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