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The Heavenly Surveyor! – Zechariah 2:1-5

The Heavenly Surveyor!

Text: Zechariah 2:1-5

In Zechariah’s third vision, we see:-

1. PERSISTENCE in his Manner of Seeking God!

I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked. To have a vision for the things of God requires great persistence! Zechariah has already had two visions, but yet he lifted up his eyes again!     You will find that if you get a glimpse of Jesus through God’s Word, you will want more of Him! You will not be content until you have met Him again and again and again!   Luke 11:7-Ask, and keep asking! Seek and keep seeking! Knock and keep on knocking! Lift up your eyes to the Lord! It will encourage you to lift them up time and again!

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Surveyor

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These Scars are the Memorials of the Fight

These scars are the memorials of the fight!

(Charles Spurgeon)

“Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing in the centre of the throne!” Revelation 5:6

Why should our exalted Lord appear in His wounds, in glory?

The wounds of Jesus are His glories, His jewels, His sacred ornaments. To the eye of the believer, Jesus is lovely because He is “white and ruddy”–white with innocence, and ruddy with His own blood. We see Him as the Lily of matchless purity–and as the Rose crimsoned with His own gore. Christ is lovely in His life and His teaching–but oh! there never was such a matchless Christ as He who hung upon the cross! There we behold . . .
all His beauties in perfections,
all His attributes developed,
all His love drawn out,
all His character expressed!

Beloved, the wounds of Jesus are far more lovely in our eyes than all the splendor and pomp of kings! The thorny crown is more attractive than any imperial diadem. Jesus wears the appearance of a slain Lamb as His court dress in which He wooed our souls, and redeemed them by His complete atonement.
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The Horns and the Tradesmen – Zechariah 1:18-21

The Horns and the Tradesmen!

Text: Zechariah 1:18-21

In chapter 1:18-21, we have Zechariah’s second vision. Four horns appear, symbolising the various enemies of God, following which four craftsmen appear to dehorn their bearers!

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Four Smiths

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Hosea – Survey #1

Hosea – Survey 1

Text.  Hosea chapters 1-3.

We will look at Hosea in two surveys – even though it is 14 chapters long.  That’s because it neatly falls into two separate sections. Chapter One-Three is a COVENANT LOVE STORY. Chapter Four-Fourteen is a COVENANT LAWSUIT. (Or maybe three separate court cases!) The word Hosea Hosea 1:1. simply means ‘salvation’ – In a limited way, Hosea is a sign – to point us to Jesus.  Hosea worked in the Northern Kingdom, Israel, around the same time as Amos, – (during the reign of Jeroboam II.) but Hosea was from Israel.  Hosea had a rather strange and unusual private and family life, so let’s see…

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Marthas and Marys

Marthas and Marys by JC Ryle

(J. C. Ryle, Mary & Martha, Luke 10:38-42)

Observe how different the characters and personalities of true Christians may be. The two sisters of whom we read in this passage were both faithful disciples. Both had believed. Both had been converted. Both had honored Christ, when few gave Him honor. Both loved Jesus–and Jesus loved both of them. Yet they were evidently women of very different character!

Martha

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The Man Amidst The Myrtle Trees – Zechariah 1:7-17

The Man Amidst The Myrtle Trees

Zechariah 1:7-17

In this study, we begin to look at the eight visions of Zechariah. In this passage we see:- Read more…

Amos – Survey 3.

Amos Survey – 3 

Text.  Amos chapters 7-9

In this last survey of Amos, we will learn about the visions that he received from God, how his outspoken words landed him in BIG trouble, and ask the question, “What’s the worst kind of famine?”

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Famine

 

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