I Will Bring You Back (Zephaniah 3:1-15)

I WILL BRING YOU BACK

Zephaniah 3:1-20

I. REBELLOUS AND POLLUTED (vs. 1-7)

    a. Why is it a problem that verses 1-2 referring to Jerusalem? _________________________________________________

    b. How have the prophets, rulers, and judges behaved? ______________________________________________________

     c. What contrast is represented in how the Lord behaved? ___________________________________________________

     d. What had the Lord done that should have caused the people to seek Him? ____________________________________

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     but how did they respond? _____________________________________________________________________________

II. MEEK AND HUMBLE (vs. 8-13)

    a. What does the Lord instruct Judah to wait for? ___________________________________________________________

    b. Verse 9 is interpreted “pure language” but is better rendered pure lips. How is this reflected in Isaiah 6:5-7? ________

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    c. What events are prophesied in vs. 10 and how /when will they be fulfilled? ____________________________________

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    d. What will the Lord do to purge His people? ______________________________________________________________

    e. How does the Lord describe His remnant that He will leave? ________________________________________________

III. BE GLAD AND REJOICE (vs. 14-20)

     a. How is verse 14 a tremendous shift in this book? ________________________________________________________

     b. This Messianic prophesy will be fulfilled during the millennial reign of Christ. How do we know? ___________________

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     c. Which will you prefer in this Day of the Lord as revealed in verse 19…to be “dealt with” or to be appointed for praise

     and fame? _________________________________________________________________________________________

IV. APPLICATION: God promises judgment on rebellion and all unrighteousness but promises to bring back His people and to “rejoice over them with singing.” Which do you think brings God joy? ______________________________________________

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