Zechariah: Previews of the Messiah

In Haggai, Zechariah

There are several Messianic passages in the book of Zechariah: – A description of Joshua and Zerubbabel suddenly changes to the prediction of a greater individual known as the “Servant” and “Branch.” The coming Messiah “comes triumphant and victorious, but humble and riding on a donkey — on a colt” …

Zechariah 1 – 3: The Apple of God’s Eye

In Haggai, Zechariah

“Whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye” (2:8) is the tender language that is used to describe God’s great love for his people. Zechariah chapter 3 goes on to describe an Accuser who claims that we are worthless and not the apple of God’s eye. In this study …

Zechariah 7 – 8: God’s Justice

In Haggai, Zechariah

In the book of Zechariah, God explained why the Babylonian captivity occured. The problem was injustice. These chapters contrast injustice with what God’s justice, “real justice” (Zech. 7:9) looks like in the world. This is one of the most importance passages in scripture to understand the subject of God’s justice. …

Haggai: What is God’s Glory?

In Haggai, Zechariah

God’s glory is typically associated with things like power, brightness, and majesty. The book of Haggai, however, suggests that there is much more to God’s glory than his right arm of power. What we understand God’s glory to be should have a direct effect on how we perceive the world …

What is God’s Justice?

In Haggai, Zechariah

The book of Zechariah contains one of the most beautiful verses on the subject of God’s justice: “Administer real justice, be compassionate and kind to each other.” (Zechariah 7:9). Our contemporary understanding of justice, by contrast, is primarily described in legal terms and with an appropriate punishment that fits the …

Zechariah Audio, 2008

In Haggai, Zechariah

This book records a series of fascinating visions that were given to the prophet Zechariah. There are insightful revelations about the coming Messiah who would come “humbly, riding on a colt.” This is also the book that describes the 2 shepherds and that alludes to the 30 coins that were paid for Jesus. We spent most of this …

Haggai Audio, 2008

In Haggai, Zechariah

This was the first Bible study of the school year! The entire lecture was from the book of Haggai – a book which encouraged the people to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem after they returned from captivity. It’s only 2 chapters long, but it contains this spectacular passage, which provided an opportunity to explain the singular …

Haggai & Zechariah Audio, 2007

In Haggai, Zechariah

These 2 prophets encouraged the people to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity. The prophet Haggai said that this latter Temple would exceed Solomon’s Temple in glory. In what sense was this true? These books also invite our understanding of the Holy Spirit. What is the function …