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Zephaniah

June 20, 2010 Series: Majoring on the Minors

Zephaniah

Introduction

O.T. Timeline

Zephaniah

Order of the books

Hosea to Malachi

Memory Verse: Zephaniah 3:16,17

The Old in the New:
No direct quotes by the N.T. writers

• Zephaniah’s Biography

• His name means “The LORD hides”

• Family Information
Clearly identified family
Clearly identified time
• Zephaniah’s Audience

• His hearers = S. Kingdom

• His contemporaries = the last voice before the fall of Judah to the Babylonians
Habakkuk, Nahum, Jeremiah

• Zephaniah’s Message

• The Judgment of the Day of the Lord
Zeph. 1:2-3:8

• All the earth 1:2-3; 3:8

• Surrounding nations 2:4-15

• Judah & Jerusalem 1:4-2:3; 3:1-7

• The Hope of the Day of the Lord
Zeph. 3:9-20

Next steps in our journey:

• God’s wants me to trust His hand is active in human history – bringing about His plans and purposes.

• God demands of me humble submission.

• God offers me hope by restoring my relationship to Him, and to others.

• God reminds me that true peace is found in Him, not in my surrounding circumstances.

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