Jealous God

The word jealous seems like something negative until you put it in the context of God Zechariah 8.1-23 Reference: v.2 This is what the Lord Almighty says: "I am very jealous for Zion; I am burning with jealousy for her." (NIV Bible) Explore: I have always been told and remembered that our God is a…

Rituals: for us or for God?

Rituals can be meaningful and powerful but only if we come with the right intentions Zechariah 7.1-14 Reference: v.5 "Ask all the people of the land and the priests, 'When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months for the past seventy years, was it really for me that you fasted?'" (NIV Bible)…

Politics and Religion, can they go hand-in-hand?

There was a time where God desired the leader of the Church to be in harmony with the leader of the nation Zechariah 6.1-15 Reference: v. 13b And he will be a priest on his throne. And there will be harmony between the two. (NIV Bible) Explore: Zechariah is receiving word from the Lord that…

I see You there

God does not limit himself to just one way of connecting with us  Zechariah 5.1-11 Reference:  v.1 I looked again – and there before me was a flying scroll! Explore:  I have never seen a flying scroll before, and by the exclamation at the end of this verse it seems that Zechariah hadn't either.  Without…

The strength of the Spirit

God can do more in one minute than we can do in a lifetime Zechariah 4.1-14 Reference: v. 6 So he said to me, "This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the Lord Almighty." (NIV Bible) Explore: Zerubbabel was proclaimed the 'signet…

Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours…

How do we treat those we live in close proximity to?  Zechariah 3.1-10 Reference:  v. 10  "'In that day each of you will invite his neighbour to sit under his vine and fig tree,' declares the Lord Almighty." (NIV Bible)   Explore:  The angel that is talking to Zechariah has just proclaimed that the Lord…

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