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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.

Read on …

ROBBING GOD

ROBBING GOD  Mal 3:7-12

There was a bumper sticker that read “Tithe if you love Jesus any fool can honk”.


I. ORDINANCES AND THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING THEM.

Mal 3:7

In the NT church age, we have but two ordinances and the great commission.

God’s moral commands are eternally valid.

Greatest Commandments and the 10 commandments.

We are not under the OT ordinances of tithing. There were 3 separate tithes as well as offerings.

Tithing is a principle and command that predates the Old Testament law.

1. Tithing was sanctioned by Jesus Himself. Read on …

HARD WORDS AGAINST THE LORD

HARD WORDS AGAINST THE LORD   Mal 3:13-18

 

Jehovah brings a charge against the generation of Malachi’s day.

Mal 3:13

Their words were “stout,” bold, loud, defiant, proud.

Heb …..chazaq (khaw-zak)  also used in the account of Moses in the court of Pharaoh     “Hardened Pharaoh’s heart”

Reverence in their speaking about the Lord and biting their tongue when foolish thoughts came into their mind were both lacking.

They were not afraid to say proud things that come from a hard heart. Read on …