Archive for the ‘Malachi’ Category

THE LORD GETS BURDENED

THE LORD’S BURDEN FROM HIS WORD Mal 1:1-5

 

Jeremiah 23:35-37

Mal 1:1

A. THE PROPHET’S MESSAGE WAS A BURDEN TO HIMSELF.

Denunciations of wrong doing and wrong doers is not easy.

Stern things still have to be spoken for God, but with pathos, and tears ready to start.

No man can deliver a message of judgment properly until he feels it to be a burden.

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BLESSED PEOPLE CAN INHERIT A CURSE

BLESSED PEOPLE CAN INHERIT A CURSE  Mal 1:6-14

 

A LOW OPINION OF GOD AND HIS WORK AMONG HIS PEOPLE AND WORKERS BRINGS A CURSE.

Mal 1:11-14

A. To Some God can Becomes More of a Bother in their Lives.

Idea well it is kind of necessary but it is a pain. Especially those in places of service.

Mal 1:6

In the New Testament period all believers are priests and are to serve the Lord.

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THE NEED FOR SPIRITUAL REFORMATION

THE NEED FOR SPIRITUAL REFORMATION.   Mal 2:1-4

 

The Levitical priests are specially addressed here and reproved, because they have a mission to raise the Jewish society to true worship and to holiness.  Instead they had led the nation into sin.

How are we leading our nation?  Does our life constitute a reproof and example to the world around us or does our life simply reaffirm their life in sin. Read on …

A CERTAIN AND GUARANTEED FUTURE

A CERTAIN AND GUARANTEED FUTURE  Mal 3:1-6 

Introduction

Guarantees- We all like them, but have sometimes been dissatisfied with them because of companies changing hands or changing policies after the fact or fine print exclusions.  Those guarantees are far from a sure thing.

2004 Chevrolet, Epica – 10 times to fix the electronic problem.

I’m sure of one thing I won’t buy a car again that does not have a certain track record.

When you do, you can never know what the future of your car experience will be.

The Lord gives us through Malachi the future of Israel and then gives the guarantee of that future.

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