Zechariah: The Kingdom of the Branch

Nov 26, 2017 by: Dale Thiele | Series: God Spoke by the Prophets Scripture: Zechariah 3:1-10 Tags: Satan, justification, completion, Joshua, cleansing, charge, foreshadow, Branch

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

God Spoke by the Prophets

Zechariah: The Kingdom of the Branch 

  • Cleansing
  • Charge
  • Completion

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Zechariah 3:1-10. Why would Satan want to accuse Joshua? On what basis could Satan accuse Joshua?
  2. What does the description in verse 2 (“a brand plucked from the fire”) communicate?
  3. What theological reality is taking place in verse 3? Why is it significant to see justification in the Old Testament?
  4. Compare verse 7 with “charges” from the New Testament like Ephesians 4:1, 1 Peter 1:13-16, and 1 John 4:7-11. What always precedes a “charge”? Why is this important?
  5. Verses 8-10 reveal that these Old Testament events foreshadow the Kingdom of the Branch. Who is the Branch? What is promised for “that day”?

Memory Verse of the Week:

Isaiah 64:6 We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away. (ESV)