Minor Prophets – Zephaniah

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Minor Prophets – Zephaniah

Minor Prophets-Zephaniah


  • The great Grandson of Hezekiah

Zephaniah 1:1

The word of the Lord that came to Zephaniah son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hezekiah, during the reign of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah


  • The great Grandson of Hezekiah
  • People call him the Royal prophet
  • Great grandson probably had – Money, popularity, influence

Outline of Zephaniah

God’s Judgment…

  • Is announced 1:1
  • Is severe 1:2-6
  • Is near                 1:7-18
  • Is Avoidable 2:1-3
  • Is Global 2:4-15
  • Is righteous 3:1-7
  • Is refining 3:8-13
  • Is removed 3:14-20

Some things we need to know:

  • God doesn’t enjoy punishing
  • God’s punishment is the right thing for Him to do
  • God’s punishment steers us in the right direction


Sin always leads to death and destruction

Pride started and

  • Wanted to be like God
  • Was not content or satisfied
  • Wanted to elevate himself

What happens with sin? – It Grows/ spreads

So God kicks sin out of heaven the problem is now solved. Right?

1 John 3:8

The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.


  • We are eternal
  • He created things to live forever.
  • Sin created death, and it keeps on spreading

God does not want people to go to hell

  • It is created to put a stop to this problem of sin

God has a plan for us

  • Free us from the consequences of sin
  • Use us to spread his truth

Grow us in deeper relations with Him


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