Synopsis: Tonight we consider the first of 8 visions that the prophet Zechariah received in one night, in uninterrupted fashion. What is the significance of the Man standing among the myrtle trees and what is He doing? This first message conveys a message of hope to the Jews in Zechariah's day and there is timeless encouraging truth for us in our day as well.
Synopsis: Not too many are familiar with anything more than just the mention of the name "Eunice." What do you know about her? Her name means "good victory" or "the Victorious One." We are well-served on this Mother's Day to take notice of a wonderful Christian lady who successfully battled back - overcoming enormous disadvantages to raise her son to pursue Christ and Christ-likeness. Let's note three particular areas of this remarkable mother's life that are inspirational and instructive as "the portrait of a victorious mother."
Synopsis: In this third introductory message, we look at a key theme in Zechariah's prophecy - the foundation of our hope. There are two primary evidences upon which our hope as believers rests. Find out what they are and what relationship they have to our hope.
Synopsis: Zechariah's message of hope begins in a rather unexpected manner in chapter one. In fact that chapter really functions as an introduction to the book for a couple of reasons. As Zechariah sets forth the prerequisite for hope, there are timeless truths being declared that are just as important in our day as it was in his.
Synopsis: Is your foundation in the midst of life's trials your own resources or the resources of God's Word? What resource did Job have to handle his pain and sorrow? His distress? How would we have responded if we were in Job's shoes and our words had been recorded in Job 23? Tonight we look at the reason for Job's response in our text tonight as well as the essence of what He was really saying. Then the message concludes with some practical suggestions on how to imitate Job's response.
Synopsis: In this second introductory message to the book of Zechariah, we look at the message and method by which he communicates God's message to His people. Do you know what the difference is between a vision and a dream? Both occur in Scripture and both were methods of divine communication.
To regain hope when we are discouraged and overwhelmed by our hardships, we must redirect our focus away from ourselves and our present circumstances to what God has in store for us--His promises to us. This is the message Zechariah wanted the Jews of his day to receive and it's the message we need today.
Synopsis: Do you enjoy working jigsaw puzzles? What is true of assembling a jigsaw puzzle is equally true of assembling our Bible knowledge. Without some grasp of "the big picture" - an idea of who fits where, what goes with what, etc., -- Bible details can seem quite puzzling and disjointed.
In this introductory message in a new sermon series, it's helpful for us to get "the big picture" so we can better understand how everything fits together - the events that are happening, the people mentioned, and the significance of the message being delivered as timeless truth.
Synopsis: God's actions are always expressive of His character. Our text demonstrates God's character to Noah and His commitment to him and ultimately the Messianic promise given centuries earlier in Genesis 3:15.
Our text reveals two important stabilizing truths regarding this wonderfully encouraging statement, "God remembered Noah" and moved to act in his behalf for his welfare. He also remembers you and will do the same for you.
Synopsis: It is highly significant and striking that immediately after giving the 10 commandments at Mt. Sinai (Exodus 20:1-17), that God gives instructions for reconciliation to Him because He knew us to be lawbreakers in heart (Exodus 20:18-26). Mt. Calvary also had an altar upon which the Lamb of God became the only uniquely qualified Substitute to reconcile sinful man with a holy God. As we consider these two mountains and the altar upon them, there are three crucial truths that must be embraced if we are to be reconciled to God.
Synopsis: Why do the righteous have hope in their death? How is that hope obtained? Is there really life after death? Or do we just hope there is and hope that we believed right? What if there is no resurrection?
Our text helps us today understand the significant consequences if Christ never rose from the dead and what happens if He really did!
Synopsis: Ever wonder why Christ had to be dead for three days AND three nights? Why not just for a few hours? for a day? On which day did Christ die? In tonight's Bible study we look to God's Word for answers to three important questions regarding the day of Christ's death.