Sermon preached by Matthew DelValle on March 12, 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 Lord will deliver his people by protecting his city, pouring out his Spirit, and being pierced for our sins; so, look to him in penitent faith and be saved.

1)  The Lord Protects His People [Zechariah 12:1–9]
       A.  Sovereign Power [Zech. 12:1; cf. Gen. 1–2]
       B.  Striking the Peoples [Zech. 12:2–4; cf. Deut. 28:28]
       C.  Strengthening God’s People [Zech. 12:5–8; cf. Isa. 16:5; Jer. 33:14–22]
       D.  Summary of Protection [Zech. 12:9]

2)  The Lord Pierced By His People [Zechariah 12:10–14]
       A.  Pouring Out the Spirit [Zech. 12:10a]
              1)  Healing Grace [cf. Ezek. 39:29; Joel 2:28–29; John 16:8; Acts 2:16–21]
              2)  Helping Prayer [cf. Rom. 8:26–27]
       B.  Piercing of the Savior [Zech. 12:10b]
              1)  The One Pierced:  Me/him [cf. Isa. 53:3; John 19:31–37]
              2)  The Ones Piercing:  They [cf. Acts 2:23; 4:25–28]
       C.  Penitence of the Sorrowful [Zech. 12:10–14]
              1)  The Intensity [Zech. 12:10b]
              2)  The Importance [Zech. 12:11; cf. 2 Chron. 35:20–25]
              3)  The Inclusivity [Zech. 12:12–14; cf. 1 Chron. 6:16–17; 14:4; Rev. 1:7]
              4)  The Individuality [Zech. 12:12–14]