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in Luke

Luke 1:67–79 - 19th December, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Luke 1:67–79
  2. Who is speaking in this passage?
  3. Who is mentioned in this passage?
  4. What are the repeated words/phrases?
  5. What time periods are mentioned?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Who was Zechariah? Who was he the father of? (v. 67)
  2. What does it mean to be filled with the Holy Spirit? What is prophesy? (v. 67)
  3. Who is Zechariah's prophecy concerning?
    1. What does Zechariah prophecy about this person?
  4. How can we understand Zechariah's prophecy in light of the gospel?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How should we praise God in light of this passage?
  2. What does it look like to live in "holiness and righteousness" before God all our days? (v. 75)
    1. What does it look like to walk into "the way of peace"? (v. 79)
in Luke

Luke 1:67-79 - December 22nd 2017

Zechariah’s Prophecy

Read Luke 1:67-79

  1. What provokes Zechariah to prophesy?
  2. Why does Zechariah praise the Lord?
  3. Why does he say God has done this? According to what?
  4. Who is the child he addresses in verse 76?
    1. What is he called?
    2. What will he do?
    3. Why will he do those things?
  5. Read Isaiah 9:2, 40:3-5. How does this inform the meaning of Zechariah’s prophecy?

 

Application:

  1. What informs Zechariah’s praise?
  2. Zechariah has been longing for a child for years. But his prophecy has less to do with his family and more to do with God’s plan of salvation. Why is that?
  3. As we think about God’s faithfulness to keep his promises, how should that apply to our lives?
  4. How can we grow in theologically rich thankfulness, like Zechariah? What would that kind of thankfulness look like for us?