Introduction to Zechariah: Good and Comforting Words (Zechariah 1:1-21)

INTRODUCTION TO ZECHARIAH: GOOD AND COMFORTING WORDS

Zechariah 1:1-21

Zechariah prophesied in 520 - 480 B.C. He and Haggai were post exilic prophets. Zechariah’s name means “the LORD (YAHWEH) Remembers” His prophetic messages spoke comfort to Jerusalem’s / Judah’s immediate needs but also speak of an ultimate fulfillment through Messiah.

I. RETURN TO ME (vs. 1-6)

     a. When was this prophesy compared to Haggai’s last prophesy (Haggai 2:10)? __________________________________

     b. What is the first appeal made to Judah in verses 2-4? ____________________________________________________

     c. How is the Lord telling His people to respond and how would it be different from their fathers? ___________________

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     d. Which of the Lord’s warnings to the fathers did He not follow through? ______________________________________

II. MY LORD, WHAT ARE THESE? (vs. 7-17)

     a. What is the first vision Zechariah is given? _____________________________________________________________

     b. Did Zechariah understand the vision? _________________________________________________________________

     c. What hope is found in verses 14-17? ____________________________________________________________________

     d. When the Lord was angry (with Judah) how did the nations “help” and what was their intent? ___________________

     What was the Lord’s intent? __________________________________________________________________________

III. MY LORD, WHAT ARE THESE? (vs. 18-21)

     a. What was Zechariah’s second vision? _________________________________________________________________

     b. When he did not understand did the Lord explain the vision? ______________________________________________

     c. ‘Horns’ in scripture are usually references to power, strength, authority, or government. Which is intended here? ____

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     d. What would be the role of the “craftsman?” ____________________________________________________________

IV. APPLICATION: When we repent how does the Lord respond to us? _________________________________________

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