Difficult days were ahead for Jesus’ disciples, but the Spirit of Truth would be with them to guide them. Our trials as Jesus’ disciples are also eased by the Comforter.

Difficult days were ahead for Jesus’ disciples, but the Spirit of Truth would be with them to guide them. Our trials as Jesus’ disciples are also eased by the Comforter.

BibleGateway: John 16:1-15 ESV Text: John 16:1-15 John 16:1–15 (Listen) 16:1 “I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away. 2 They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God. 3 And they will do these things because they have not known the Father, nor me. 4 But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember…

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God will judge the world, but the Lord Jesus (the “Branch”) is our salvation and He will build His Church.

God will judge the world, but the Lord Jesus (the “Branch”) is our salvation and He will build His Church.

BibleGateway: Zechariah 6:1-15 ESV Text: Zechariah 6:1-15 Zechariah 6 (Listen) A Vision of Four Chariots 6:1 Again I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, four chariots came out from between two mountains. And the mountains were mountains of bronze. 2 The first chariot had red horses, the second black horses, 3 the third white horses, and the fourth chariot dappled horses—all of them strong.1 4 Then I answered and said to the angel who talked with me, “What are these, my lord?” 5 And…

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Those who practice wickedness and do not repent are excluded from the Church of God.

Those who practice wickedness and do not repent are excluded from the Church of God.

BibleGateway: Zechariah 5:1-11 ESV Text: Zechariah 5:1-11 Zechariah 5 (Listen) A Vision of a Flying Scroll 5:1 Again I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, a flying scroll! 2 And he said to me, “What do you see?” I answered, “I see a flying scroll. Its length is twenty cubits, and its width ten cubits.”1 3 Then he said to me, “This is the curse that goes out over the face of the whole land. For everyone who steals shall be cleaned…

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Whether building up the temple in Jerusalem or building up the Holy Christian Church throughout the world, both are done in the strength of the Spirit and not by human strength.

Whether building up the temple in Jerusalem or building up the Holy Christian Church throughout the world, both are done in the strength of the Spirit and not by human strength.

BibleGateway: Zechariah 4:1-14 ESV Text: Zechariah 4:1-14 Zechariah 4 (Listen) A Vision of a Golden Lampstand 4:1 And the angel who talked with me came again and woke me, like a man who is awakened out of his sleep. 2 And he said to me, “What do you see?” I said, “I see, and behold, a lampstand all of gold, with a bowl on the top of it, and seven lamps on it, with seven lips on each of the lamps that…

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We followers of Jesus won’t be treated well by the unbelieving world. But that’s okay because it shows we aren’t part of the world’s unbelief.

We followers of Jesus won’t be treated well by the unbelieving world. But that’s okay because it shows we aren’t part of the world’s unbelief.

BibleGateway: John 15:18-27 ESV Text: John 15:18-27 John 15:18–27 (Listen) The Hatred of the World 18 “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his…

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Those who are connected to Jesus bring forth the “fruit” of good works in their lives. We especially know Christ’s people by their love for others.

Those who are connected to Jesus bring forth the “fruit” of good works in their lives. We especially know Christ’s people by their love for others.

BibleGateway: John 15:1-17 ESV Text: John 15:1-17 John 15:1–17 (Listen) I Am the True Vine 15:1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit…

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Jesus has gone to His Father, but He has not left us alone or without comfort. We are comforted by the peace of Jesus’ forgiveness every day.

Jesus has gone to His Father, but He has not left us alone or without comfort. We are comforted by the peace of Jesus’ forgiveness every day.

BibleGateway: John 14:27-31 ESV Text: John 14:27-31 John 14:27–31 (Listen) 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. 28 You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I….

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Although Satan tries to accuse us of sin, Jesus defends us by covering our sins with His righteousness, just as Joshua was given a change of clothes in Zechariah’s vision.

Although Satan tries to accuse us of sin, Jesus defends us by covering our sins with His righteousness, just as Joshua was given a change of clothes in Zechariah’s vision.

BibleGateway: Zechariah 3:1-10 ESV Text: Zechariah 3:1-10 Zechariah 3 (Listen) A Vision of Joshua the High Priest 3:1 Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan1 standing at his right hand to accuse him. 2 And the LORD said to Satan, “The LORD rebuke you, O Satan! The LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is not this a brand2 plucked from the fire?” 3 Now Joshua was standing before the angel, clothed with…

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The Lord’s believers (His “Jerusalem”) enjoy His presence and His protection.

The Lord’s believers (His “Jerusalem”) enjoy His presence and His protection.

BibleGateway: Zechariah 2:1-13 ESV Text: Zechariah 2:1-13 Zechariah 2 (Listen) A Vision of a Man with a Measuring Line 2:1 1 And I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand! 2 Then I said, “Where are you going?” And he said to me, “To measure Jerusalem, to see what is its width and what is its length.” 3 And behold, the angel who talked with me came forward, and another angel came forward to…

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King David prepared his son Solomon for the building of the Lord’s temple. God’s house was important then and it still is today.

King David prepared his son Solomon for the building of the Lord’s temple. God’s house was important then and it still is today.

BibleGateway: 1 Chronicles 28:1-10, 20-21 ESV Text: 1 Chronicles 28:1-10, 20-21 1 Chronicles 28:1–10 (Listen) David’s Charge to Israel 28:1 David assembled at Jerusalem all the officials of Israel, the officials of the tribes, the officers of the divisions that served the king, the commanders of thousands, the commanders of hundreds, the stewards of all the property and livestock of the king and his sons, together with the palace officials, the mighty men and all the seasoned warriors. 2 Then King David…

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