Weekend Bible Study

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2016

Living the Good News of Reconciliation

“Of all the prophets who wrote after exile, Zechariah is my favourite,” says John Perkins, a leader in ministry to marginalized people.  “He understands the problems of my neighbourhood,  and he says God is going to fix the mess we’re in.  All I have to do is join up and be a part of what God is doing.” This week’s study draws from John’s insights found in chapter six of Welcoming Justice.

Key Study Passage: Zechariah 8

  1. What does verse 2 tell us about God’s relationship with Jerusalem?  How can this be applied to his relationship to the church? (See Eph. 5:25-29.)
  2. In verses 4 through 15, what do we learn about God’s desire for Israel?  How do the truths in these verses apply to the church?
  3. According to verses 16 through 19, how should God’s people act?
  4. What happens when God’s people live in the way they’re supposed to? (See vv. 20-23; Matt. 5:14-15.)

Spend Time in Prayer: Ask God to show you how to respond to the injustice and inequality you see around you; spend time interceding specifically for the poor and disenfranchised who live in your community.


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