Outlines – Book 36: Zephaniah (20160818)

Zephaniah Outlines

Disclaimer: These outlines are, to the best of my knowledge, original materials.  Where appropriate, acknowledgement is given for “inspirtation”. Content is intended to be mostly devotional in nature, although doctrine may “slip in.” Long-term intent is to post at least one outline for every chapter of the Bible.

Keith Anthony, 18 August 2017.

Zephaniah 1 Outline

Announcing the Day of the Lord

Introduction: The phrase “day of the Lord” is used 25 times in scripture and 4
times in Zephaniah. New Testament references include Acts 2:10, 1 Corinthians
5:5, 2 Corinthians 1:14, 1 Thessalonians 5:2, and 2 Peter 3:10. We see pictures
in nature such as hurricanes, forest fires, earthquakes, tornadoes. Imagine all of
these thrown together. And then that is not even close. This day:

  1. A Day of Doom for the unrepentant (Zephaniah 1:2)
  2. A Day Described elsewhere in scripture – such as (Isaiah 2:12, 13:6, 13:9
    Jeremiah 46:10 etc)
  3. A Day that Defines God (Zephaniah 1:12) for those diests in the verse!
  4. A Day of Distress (Zephaniah 1:15, 17)
  5. A Day of Desolation (Zephaniah 1:13, 15)
  6. A Day of Darkness (Zephaniah 1:15)
  7. A Day of Devouring (Zephaniah 1:18)

Zephaniah 2 Outline

Hidden from the Heartache?

Introduction: In Zephaniah 2 Israel is given an opportunity to be hidden from
the destruction and wrath that is ahead

  1. Wholesale Avenging (Zephaniah 2:1-15)
  2. Hezekiah’s Ancestor (Zephaniah 2:1) (probably)
  3. Hidden from Anger (Zephaniah 2:3)
  4. A House Appointed (Zephaniah 2:7)
  5. Heartache in Ammon (Zephaniah 2:8)
  6. Horror Ahead (Zephaniah 2:14-18)
  7. Hubris (Pride) and Affiction (Zephaniah 2:15)

Zephaniah 3 Outline

After the Storm

Introduction: Zephaniah 3 describes a regathered and restored people of God,
but not before all the evil is burnt away (verse 9)

  1. A Polluted City (Zephaniah 3:1)
  2. People who are Treacherous (Zephaniah 3:4)
  3. Princes who are Corrupt (Zephaniah 3:4)
  4. Priests who are Defiled (Zephaniah 3:4), but THEN
  5. A Perfected Earth (Zephaniah 3:9)
  6. A Pure Language (Zephaniah 3:9)
  7. A Praising People (Zephaniah 3:20)
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