But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard.
Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John”
Read verses 1-4. What does the author Luke want to write about and who had handed down the account of which he writes? (1,2) Who is Luke writing these things for? (3) What is the purpose of Luke’s account? (4)
Read verses 5-17. Describe the lives of Zechariah and Elizabeth. (5-7) What was Zechariah chosen to do? (8-10) Who appears and what effect does this have on Zechariah? (11,12) What is the angel’s message?(13-17) What do you think of God’s plans for Zechariah’s son?
Read verses 18-20. What does Zechariah say to the angel? (18) What happens after Zechariah doubts the angel’s message? (19-20)
Read verses 21-25. What was happening outside the temple? (21) What do the people realize when Zechariah is unable to speak to them? (22) What happens to Elizabeth after Zechariah returns home? (23-24) What praise does Elizabeth give to the Lord? (25) What do you think we can learn from the Lord and His faithfulness to answer the prayers of Zechariah and Elizabeth?