ADVENT BIBLE STUDY
Week 2: FAITH
Day 5: The Song of Zacharias
JOIN US IN BIBLE STUDY THIS ADVENT!!!
Throughout the Bible we read the central theme of waiting, anticipation and desire for the “coming”; the coming of our savior and our Lord. Coming has been celebrated as a season, called Advent, throughout church history in the weeks prior to Christmas. TJC as a body of believers will be studying the Bible together in the four major coming themes of hope, love, joy and peace. Join us on this journey, as we all go deeper into the word. For many Bible study is an old habit, for others it’s intimidating. Press in with us and embrace spending quality time, reading and reflecting on brief verses, and hearing from God. Each of four weeks we will be looking at an essential verse, each day that points to Christ as our hope, our love, our joy, and our sense of peace. Each week we will introduce a new skill for you to practice and use in drawing closer to our Lord Jesus. As we celebrate his coming and await his return
67 His father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying,
68 “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
for he has visited and redeemed his people;
69 and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David
70 (as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets who have been from of old),
71 salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us;
72 to show mercy toward our fathers,
to remember his holy covenant,
73 the oath which he swore to Abraham our father,
74 to grant to us that we, being delivered out of the hand of our enemies,
should serve him without fear,
75 in holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life.
76 And you, child, will be called a prophet of the Most High;
for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways,
77 to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the remission of their sins,
78 because of the tender mercy of our God,
by which the dawn from on high will visit us,
79 to shine on those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death;
to guide our feet into the way of peace.”
Today, we focus on “5 Important Questions” to ask yourself about the study verse: Is there:
A command to obey?
A promise to claim?
A Sin to Avoid?
An application to make?
Something new about God?
Luke 1:67-79 are the words of Zacharias, the father of John the baptist. He is speaking about the faithfulness of God towards his children and his words contain several promises that we can claim. God shows mercy (verse 72), and God delivers us out of the hands of the enemy (verse 74). There is a command to obey: That we should serve God without fear in holiness and righteousness. Here we have a prophecy of God’s purpose for his Christ: salvation through the remission of sins. What an amazing promise of salvation spoken by Zacharias. His words are meant to give us faith in the mercy and grace of God, Jesus Christ, who was born to save us in our sin and guide our feet into the “way of peace”.
QUIET TIME CHALLENGE
During this Advent, we are going to use the Every Man a Warrior Method for Bible Study.
With this method, we engage the scriptural verses by answering a number of questions, preferably in a journal.
Today, we focus on “5 Important Questions” to ask yourself about the study verse. Challenge yourself to answer these questions or ask if these questions can be answered - See below!
Find a Quiet Place.
Pray to Jesus Christ and ask for his presence guiding you in your studies.
Re-read the Verses Above and ask yourself the questions below!
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