Through the Bible, July 3

Reading: Luke 1:5-80 Summary: The great majority of information concerning the birth of Jesus is found in Luke’s gospel.  Included in that material is the record of John the Baptist’s birth.  Both John’s and Jesus’ arrival were matters of angelic announcement to both Zechariah—John’s father, and Mary.  The lives and …

Through the Bible, June 17

June 17: Zechariah 7-9 Summary: Further messages from God by His prophet Zechariah, including further reminders of the consequences of Israel’s former unfaithfulness, God’s plan’s for Zion, and some specific details regarding the coming Messiah. Devotional Thought: Let God Do Good God is good and wants to do good. That …

Through the Bible, June 16

Reading: Zechariah 1-2 Summary: Two months after the word of the Lord came to Haggai, it came to Zechariah.  This prophet reminds the people in Jerusalem of their need for faithfulness to God.  They should not be like their fathers who had ignored (at best) God’s prophets and look what …

June Week 3 Bible Reading Introduction

Week 3: The Jews’ Saga Continues in Both Jerusalem and Persia June 15-21          The post-Babylonian captivity story of the Israelites continues on two fronts. In Jerusalem the people have become comfortable, having turned their attention from God’s house to their own homes.  Haggai and Zechariah play important roles in …

June Bible Reading Introduction

June Bible Reading Introduction Old Testament History Ends Captivity and Restoration Books: Daniel, Ezekiel, Lamentations, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi Old Testament history concludes with God’s people being restored to their homeland and rebuild their nation. It is of great interest to note that when given the opportunity, the …