A Picture of Grace
, Zechariah 3:1 – 7

A Picture of Grace
, Zechariah 3:1 – 7

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Introduction: God’s Grace is an inexhaustible subject. One could preach on it, or teach on it, for years and never exhaust the subject. An old saying says, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Since we well know the truth of that, today we want to look at A Picture of Grace.

  1. The Place:
    1. A Heavenly court. (This a vision, and not a reality.)
    2. A Prosecutor. (One who brings the charges and attempts to prove them.)
    3. A Defendant. (One who is accused and being prosecuted.)
    4. A Defense Attorney. (One who is defending the accused.)
  2. The Players: (The ones who are involved in the scenario.)
    1. The Court Judge is God. (Zechariah 3:2)
    2. The Prosecutor is Satan. (Zechariah 3:1) (He is still the accuser.) (Revelations 12:10 – 11; 17)
    3. The Defendant is Joshua. (Zechariah 3:1) (He represents each of us.) (Revelations 1:5 – 6) “Kings and Priests”
    4. The Defense Attorney is Jesus the Lord. 
(Zechariah 3:1 – 2)

III. The Problem:

a. The problem was Sin. (Zechariah 3:3) (Sin is always the problem in man’s relationship with God.) 
(Romans 3:10, 23; 6:23a)

b. The problem was that Joshua was guilty and had no defense to offer. (Zechariah 3:3)

c. The problem was that Joshua had no hope within himself. (Romans 3:19 – 20)

d. The problem was that the coming judgement was justified. (Zechariah 3:3) IV. ThePicture:

  1. There was the picture of sin. (Zechariah 3:1) (All are guilty of sin by nature and by choice.) (Romans 5:12)
  2. There was the picture of guilt. (Zechariah 3:3) (All are guilty with no hope within themselves.)
  3. There was the picture of forgiveness through Jesus, The Lord. (Zechariah 3:2 – 5) (That same forgiveness is offered to every guilty soul today.) (I John 1:9)

d. There was the picture of restoration. (Zechariah 3:6 – 7) (God offers restoration to every person who will repent and receive His grace.) (Romans 5:8 – 9; 17)