Psalm 16:8 I have set the Lord continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 20:7 Some boast in chariots and some in horses, But we will boast in the name of the Lord, our God. Psalm 23:1, 4 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not…

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Important Phrases in Zechariah help us understand the theme, argument, and main points Zechariah 1.3, Return to me that I may return to you. Zechariah 1.4, Return now from your evil ways and evil deeds. But they did not listen or give heed to me. Zechariah 1.14, I am exceedingly jealous for Jerusalem and Zion.…

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Second burden oracle: The LORD rescues Jerusalem Theme of chapter 12 Yahweh God, Creator and Lord of all will smash the enemies of Israel when they attack Jerusalem, and the remnant of Jerusalem will recognize Messiah and mourn because they had killed him when he came the first time. Summary of chapter 12 The LORD…

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First burden oracle: Judgment in preparation for Messiah Jesus Summary of chapter 11 Zechariah now turns from good news in Zechariah 10 of military victory, regathering, and walking in the name of the LORD to bad news in Zechariah 11 of the destruction of the land and people of Syria Palestine, (Zechariah 11.1-3), then of…

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First burden oracle: The LORD will bring back, gather, and bless.   Summary of chapter 10 Yahweh God, the Messiah King and cornerstone, will whistle for Israel to return from the nations (restoration). He will give Judah and Joseph (Israel) victory in the great coming battle (Armageddon) and rule in the Millennial Kingdom.   Zechariah…

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Reminder of Some Biblical Themes Tod Kennedy, August 2019 First John, Fellowship with God Theme John’s theme is the believer’s close relationship with God through Jesus Christ and what that relationship can produce in the lives of believers. Summary Fellowship with God and believers is based on the person and work of Jesus Christ. He…

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The Communion Ritual: Remember, Proclaim, Anticipate, Participate We remember Jesus Christ the person (true and sinless humanity) and his substitutionary death for the sins of mankind (1 Corinthians 11:24-25). We proclaim his death, which was both spiritual and physical, until he comes back (1 Corinthians 11:26). We anticipate his return (1 Corinthians 11:26). We participate…

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Is there a difference between fellowship, abiding, and knowing in 1 John? If yes, what differences and does it matter? Chapter 1 Who is Jesus Christ? 1-4 Is he an historical person and how do we know? 1-4 Is it possible to have a close friendship-fellowship with God and with Jesus Christ? 3 Is God…

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Revelation, godly love, and antichrist teachers Tod Kennedy, August 28, 2019 Theme Walking in God’s truth (revelation) and godly love is vital for every believer, and an important application of this is the ability to identify and turn away those who reject Jesus Christ as the God-Man. Those believers who do fall prey to the…

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