December 15, 2019 / 1:
12. 14.19 | Advent 2019
How many times has God tried to get your attention and yet you still fall into the trap of doubt or discouragement?
What are you missing because of your lack of faith?
The one main story of both the Old and New Testaments is God visiting His people and making a way for them to relate to Him. That was and is His plan. What we learn from Zechariah’s song is that Jesus rescues us into a relationship with Him and His goal is through Jesus to unleash His light and peace into the world. His song is about God acting at last and finally doing what he’d promised many centuries before that.
Even during the most challenging seasons in your life, God is pointing you .
Waiting reminds us that .
God would send Him at .
1. God’s to David (1:68-73)
A “horn” is used in the Bible to symbolize .
2 Samuel 7:11-13
2. The Goal of Salvation is (1:72-75)
“Let my people go, so that they may worship me.” Exodus 7:16
God’s ultimate goal is so all Israel would praise and glorify God for the .
3. John for Jesus (1:76, 77)
when we define our lives by our relationship with Jesus, we have !
4. The Impact of Salvation (1:77-79)
“Rising sun” is the idea of the cosmic appearance of Christ as the .
“. . . the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
- Salvation is ultimately (v. 77)
John 1:11, 12
1 John 5:13
“This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins” Matthew 26:28
1 John 1:9
- Salvation is (v. 78)
- Salvation brings (vv. 79)
- Has “the Sunrise from on high” filled your life?
- Do you have “the knowledge of salvation”?
- Is Christ your mighty “horn of salvation”?
- Are you assured of “the forgiveness of . . . sins”?
- Have you been delivered from “the shadow of death”?
- Are you able to “serve him without fear”?
- Are your feet treading “the path of peace”?
Memory verse: “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them.” Luke 1:68
Read Luke 1:67-79. Who is described in the first and second parts of Zechariah’s song (verses 68-75 and then in 76-79)?
What themes do you see in Zechariah’s song?
Read Luke 1:67-79. According to verse 67, who was the source of inspiration for Zechariah’s song?
What does it mean to be strong in spirit?
Read Luke 1:67-79. How does Zechariah speak about God in his song? See verses 68-75.
Reread verses 69-71 and 77. For whom and from what was the salvation that Zechariah described?
In what way do we need to have the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of our sins?
Read Luke 1:67-79. How did Zechariah describe the “covenant” with God in verse 72?
According to Luke 1:74, what two results did Zechariah say were guaranteed by God’s oath?
How might you describe God’s ongoing work in the world today?
Read Luke 1:67-79. What title did Zechariah say would be given to his son in verse 76?
What idea from Zechariah’s song would you most like to communicate to your family this week?
Read Luke 1:67-79. How did Zechariah predict his son’s purpose in life in verses 76 and 77?
What would it take for you to be more like Zechariah in your faithfulness to God?