Sermon Notes


Zechariah 4:6ff

Key verse: “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty. “What are you, mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. 


  1. We have a tendency to curse our mountains. But mountains make the person.
  2. Don’t despise small beginnings 10
  • Mountain-moving begins with the Word of the Lord (v.6)


  • Warren Buffet investment strategy

Instead of talking to God about your problems, talk to your problems about God

 Preach the goodness of God

  • Preach the power of God
  • Preach the supremacy of Christ


  • Faith is focus (Numbers 13)

I am God’s child. I am in his hands. As for my body, it was never meant to be permanent. As for my soul, it is immortal. Why then should I be afraid of anything?  (Howard Buffet)

  • Write down, rehearse the promises of God.
  • We are what we focus on (what we rehearse)
  • God watches over His Word to perform it (Jeremiah 1:12)

What is the hardest thing that you can believe God for right now?  What is the bravest prayer that you can pray?


  • Submit yourself to God, not to what you are facing
  • This requires asking yourself hard questions (Revelation 2:2-3, 19-20)
  • If you do little things like they are big things, God will do big things like they are little things.

Circling your Mountain

  • One step (decision) at a time
  • Pray through – pray earnestly – pray hard (James 5:16-18)

Action Steps

  • What mountain am I facing?
  • What step do I need to take?
  • What am I circling that is going to involve a BRAVE prayer?