The Song of Zechariah (Luke 1:67-80)

The Song of Zechariah – Luke 1:67-80

I. THE BACKGROUND BEFORE THE SONG

Proverbs 16:33 (NASB) 33 The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the Lord.

II. THE CONTENT OF THE SONG

a. God has visited his people

b. God’s visit provides salvation

Matthew 1:21 (NASB) 21 “She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

c. God’s visit provides confidence

Hebrews 4:16 (NASB) 16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

d. God’s visitation provides guidance

John 1:1-9 (NASB) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. 5 The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. 6 There came a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him. 8 He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light. 9 There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.