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Preparing for Sunday - Zechariah

Carefully Think

  • Skim through the book of Zechariah.
  • Read chapters 1-2
  • From 1:1-6: Who is being addressed? What warnings were given to Zechariah to pass on?
  • What had been happening in Israel up to the time of this writing? (hints in 1:12 and 7:12-14)
  • What was God’s perspective on Jerusalem and the surrounding nations? What ultimate hope is given to Jerusalem?
  • Read 4:8-10: What specifically was the work to be accomplished in Jerusalem?
  • Read chapters 8-9: Considering the context and time period, what are the greatest aspects of the prophecies given through Zechariah, specifically from 8:7-8?
  • What responsibility did Judah have according to 8:16-17? Also see 6:15.
  • Read chapter 14: What is coming for Jerusalem negatively?
  • Will there ultimately be peace in Jerusalem? What will spark that change?

Prayerfully Meditate

  • Re-read 1:4 and consider your attitude toward the proclamation of God’s Word. Are there any areas of God’s Word that you are ignoring?
  • Consider your mindset toward the current events in our world. Do they reflect a trust in the sovereignty of God?
  • Reflect on your attitude toward and involvement in the worship of God in our corporate gatherings.

Intentionally Act

  • Pray for the salvation of the Jewish people, that their hearts will soften toward the Gospel.
  • Consider your mindset toward our eternal security in Christ. Are we living in a way that reflects our anticipation of this?
  • Pray for our congregation, that we would see opportunities to share the Gospel with the lost around us in the contexts of our individual lives.
  • Pray for those who will be leading our gathering to edify the body well: Dawson Bryant, music; Elder's Prayer and Scripture Reading; Bret Capranica, teaching.
  • Listen to the songs and think through the lyrics.  Prepare yourself to be focused on God alone as we sing together this Lord's Day.

Songs for Sunday

Lyrics

Morning Gathering - September 7, 2014