Category Archives : Zechariah (Rayburn)

Zechariah 14:1-21

Download audio Zechariah 14:1-21 Tonight, with our sixteenth sermon, we come to the final section of Zechariah’s last prophecy. As you remember, the last three chapters of Zechariah are a single oracle or prophecy of the day of the Lord or, as Zechariah calls it so many times in these last three chapters, “that day.” […]

Zechariah 12:10-13:9

Download audio Zechariah 12:10-13:9 As we said last time, these final three chapters are a single prophesy of the Day of the Lord, the final, climactic personal intervention of God in human history to bring it to its consummation in the vindication of his people and the punishment of the world. Unbeknownst to Zechariah and […]

Zechariah 12:1-9

Download audio Zechariah 12:1-9 We are considering again a theme we had reason to consider already several times in the prophecy to this point. I hope this evening to treat it in a somewhat more comprehensive fashion and help us to think about this prophecy, and all such prophecies, in a way that is particularly […]

Zechariah 11:1-17

Download audio Zechariah 11:1-17 I will confess to you that I have found this the most difficult chapter I have encountered so far in Zechariah; I mean I have found it very difficult just to figure out what is meant verse by verse and what individual statements mean. Perhaps you will gather some of that […]

Zechariah 10:1-12

Download audio Zechariah 10:1-12 We are in the midst of prophecies of Israel’s restoration and future glory. By and large that is the theme of the second half of the book. Text Comment v.1       A wise reader of the Word of God must always remember that the chapter divisions are not original to the text […]

Zechariah 9:9-17

Download audio Zechariah 9:9-17 We are in the midst of a series of prophesies, each of which is meant to encourage the Jews of Zechariah’s day, diminished in number and stature as they were, facing great challenges that seemed, at least to many of them, so daunting that they felt defeated before they even began. […]

Zechariah 9:1-8

Download audio Zechariah 9:1-8   In their present circumstances it seemed that many other peoples and nations were doing much better than the Jews. Was that, in fact, the case? The verses we are about to read address that question directly. As you know from your reading of the Old Testament, these oracles of judgment […]

Zechariah 8:1-23

Download audio Zechariah 8:1-23 We’ve been away from Zechariah for several Lord’s Days, so let me remind you where we are. The prophet’s night visions took up the first six chapters. The second part of the book began with chapter 7, which we considered last time. Chapter 7, if you remember, was a call to […]

Zechariah 7:1-14

Download audio Zechariah 7:1-14 Almost all studies of Zechariah break the book into two major sections. We have completed the first, chapters 1-6, and now commence the second, chapters 7-14. In this second section there will be no visions such as took up most of the first part, but the subject matter is largely the […]

Zechariah 6:1-15

Download audio Zechariah 6:1-15 The last of the eight night visions matches the first, or at least is clearly parallel to it. There are four horses or groups of horses in each one, there is a military cast to each vision, and both visions forecast the triumph of the kingdom of God in the world. […]