Bible Passage: Zechariah
Memory Verse: Zechariah 14:9
Bible Truth
God promised a King who would save His people.

Lesson Introduction:
We have been studying several of the Minor Prophets. Today, we are going to explore the Book of Zechariah. Zechariah was a prophet to the returned exiles. Zechariah saw many visions, such as horsemen, a gold lampstand, a basket, and a flying scroll. Zechariah’s visions shared that one day, God would live with His people. God promised a King who would save His people. That King is Jesus.

This image is a Seven-Spouted Lamp and is a reminder of one of the visions from Zechariah. The lamps Zechariah saw reminded God’s people that God was with them and would help them rebuild the temple. Our lamp also reminds me of a special promise God made about Jesus. God promised a King who would save His people. Let’s learn more!

Watch Joel’s video, and then continue below!

Discuss these questions together as a family:

What type of hero was Joel?
What heroes did he learn about at the museum? 
What Bible hero did Joel learn about today? 
Why is Jesus the greatest hero of all?

Read Zechariah 1:2-4 and 7:11-13 together.  
What did Zechariah warn the people? (He asked the people to not be like their ancestors, but to return to following God.) How did God describe their ancestors? (He called them stubborn. He said they would not listen. He described their hearts as hard.) God loved His people and He desired true followers. Read Zechariah 2:10-12. God wanted His people to know He had not forgotten them. He spoke through Zechariah to tell them that He would live among them. He told His people that many people would come to follow Him. God promised a King who would save His people. That King is Jesus. The Book of Zechariah is referred to many times in the New Testament, and Matthew relied heavily on the Book of Zechariah when writing his Gospel. Zechariah 9:9 is quoted twice in the gospels, by both John and Matthew. Zechariah 9:9 identified the coming Messiah as humble and riding on a donkey. This prophecy was fulfilled on the day Jesus rode a donkey into the city of Jerusalem beginning the final week of His life on earth. Jesus is the true Hero in our story!

Use these questions for more Bible study together as a family!

  1. Name the book that comes before and the book that comes after Zechariah. (Haggai, Malachi)
  2. What did God want the people to obey? (His covenant or commands, Zechariah 1:2-6)
  3. How many visions did Zechariah have? (8, Zechariah 1–6)
  4. God used a vision of what gold item to help the people understand that God would empower the people to rebuild the temple?(A gold lampstand, Zechariah 4:2,6-10)
  5. What city did Zechariah promise a king would come to? (Jerusalem, Zechariah 9:9)
  6. What animal would the king ride? (A donkey, Zechariah 9:9)
  7. How did Zechariah describe the king? (Righteous, victorious, humble; Zechariah 9:9)
  8. Who was the king that God promised? (Jesus, Matthew 21:1-10)
  9. What is today's Memory Verse? (Zechariah 14:9 in the translation of your choice)
  10. Fill in the blank of today's Text Truth: God promised a righteous and humble King was coming to bring ___________ to the people. (Salvation)

Use the bible story picture to engage your child as you tell them the story from Zechariah


Focus in on these Bible Story Nuggets as you are telling the story:

Zechariah listened to God

Zechariah told people about a new city

Zechariah told about Jesus.


  1. What did the people rebuild?
  2. How did God speak to Zechariah?
  3. Who did Zechariah tell the people that God would send to them?