A message of judgement and a message of unexpected hope
The prophet Zephaniah had a unique opportunity. As a member of the royal household he could speak the truth to powerful people at a crucial moment in the history of the people of God. But would God's people listen to the terrible warnings that Zephaniah had to bring about the coming Day of the Lord, when God's judgement would be poured out and the wrongs of this world would be put right?
As we prepare to celebrate the first coming of the Lord Jesus at Christmas, we are looking at this prophecy to see what we can learn about his second coming, and why we all need to be ready for that day.