Sermon preached by Matthew DelValle on March 19, 2023 at First Baptist Church in Delphi, Indiana. ⁠First Baptist Church⁠ is an evangelical church in Delphi, Indiana helping people find and follow Jesus. Our mission is to declare God’s truth, disciple God’s people, delight in God’s Son, and display God’s glory. Join us for Sunday Worship at 10:30am. Sunday School begins at 9:30am. We gather at 103 S. Indiana Street, Delphi, Indiana 46923.

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Main Point: God purifies his people by separating them from sin and striking his Shepherd.

1.  Cleansing by the Fountain [Zechariah 13:1]
       A.  A Flowing Fountain (“a fountain will be opened”)
       B.  A Focused Fountain (“for the house of David / residents of Jerusalem”)
       C.  A Forgiving Fountain (“to wash away sin and impurity”) [cf. 1 John 1:7]
       D.  A Final Fountain (“on that day”) [cf. John 4:14]

2.  Cleansing from the False [Zechariah 13:2–6]
       A.  Removing False Gods [Zech. 13:2]
       B.  Removing False Prophets [Zech. 13:2–6; cf. Jer. 31:33–34; Joel 2:28–29]
              1)  Death [Zech. 12:3; cf. Deut. 13:1–5]
              2)  Denial [Zech. 12:4–6; cf. 1 Kgs. 18:28; 19:13; Matt. 3:4]

3.  Cleansing through the Fire [Zechariah 13:7–9]
       A.  The Shepherd Struck [Zech. 13:7; cf. Matt. 26:31]
       B.  The Sheep Scattered [Zech. 13:7–8]
       C.  The Remnant Refined [Zech. 13:8–9; cf. Isa. 43:2; Jer. 50:20; 1 Pet. 1:7]