Sermon preached by Matthew DelValle on January 15, 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:  The only remedy to real guilt is real forgiveness through a real imputation.

1.  The Setting (Zechariah 3:1–3)
       A.  Joshua’s Sin (Zechariah 3:1, 3)
       B.  Satan’s Accusation (Zechariah 3:1; cf. Revelation 12:9–11)
       C.  The Lord’s Rebuke (Zechariah 3:2)
              1)  The Lord has chosen Jerusalem.
              2)  The Lord has snatched Joshua from the fire.
              3)  Applications:
                     a)  Confess your sins often and repent of them.
                     b)  Come to Christ for continual assurance.
                     c)  Cease all pretending and defending.
                     d)  Cherish the intercession of Christ for you.

2.  The Symbol (Zechariah 3:4–7)
       A.  The Cleansing (Zechariah 3:4)
       B.  The Clothing (Zechariah 3:4–5)
       C.  The Charge (Zechariah 3:6–7)

3.  The Servant (Zechariah 3:8–10)
       A.  His Identity (Zechariah 3:8; cf. Isaiah 53:11; Jeremiah 23:5­–6)
       B.  His Iniquity-removing Work (Zechariah 3:9; cf. Hebrews 9:26)
       C.  His Inviting People (Zechariah 3:10; cf. 1 Kings 4:25)