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The Great and Terrible Day of the Lord (Malachi 4:1-6)

Does the return of Christ excite you, terrify you, or could you not possibly care less? The aim of this sermon is to convince you to care and to prepare for the Day of the Lord. The Terrible Day of the Lord Malachi concludes his book with a call for the people to get ready… Continue reading The Great and Terrible Day of the Lord (Malachi 4:1-6)

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Selfishly Criticizing God (Malachi 3:13-18)

In the previous section of our study of Malachi, the Lord told His children to “bring the full tithe into the storehouse...and thereby put Me to the test.” If they would trust Him, He would “rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in… Continue reading Selfishly Criticizing God (Malachi 3:13-18)

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Robbing God’s Storehouse (Malachi 3:6-12)

Failure to live faithfully has been the focus of our study of the book of Malachi. Thus far we have learned that the people of Malachi’s day had major problems in their worship that God sought to correct. They questioned God’s love, were apathetic in worship, the religious leaders turned aside from true instruction (causing… Continue reading Robbing God’s Storehouse (Malachi 3:6-12)

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Wearying the God of Justice (Malachi 2:17-3:5)

Do not mistake the patience of God with sinners as either approval or indifference of their sin. God's kindness and patience are meant to lead to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). In the book of Malachi, God has thus far spoken forcefully with His people about their dishonorable practices and apathetic worship. In the next disputation… Continue reading Wearying the God of Justice (Malachi 2:17-3:5)

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Profaning God’s Covenant of Marriage (Malachi 2:10-16)

Those who belong to the Lord should be careful to live in a manner that pleases the Lord. Failure to live faithfully has been the focus of our study of the book of Malachi. Thus far we have learned that the people of Malachi’s day had major problems in their worship that God sought to… Continue reading Profaning God’s Covenant of Marriage (Malachi 2:10-16)

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Unfaithfully Teaching God’s Word (Malachi 2:1-9)

The Lord’s messengers must be careful to speak and act in a way that brings glory and honor to the Lord. In Malachi 2:1-9, the Lord commanded the priests to repent of despising His sacrifice, turning away from Him, and causing many to stumble by their instruction. This warning was given to the priests in… Continue reading Unfaithfully Teaching God’s Word (Malachi 2:1-9)

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Dishonoring God’s Sacrifice (Malachi 1:6-14)

  In this section of Malachi, we read about the priests who dishonored God by permitting the offering of polluted (sick or lame) animals as sacrifices in the Temple. In the Law of Moses, the Lord made clear that animal sacrifices were required to be of a “male without blemish” (Lev 1:3). The Lord rebuked… Continue reading Dishonoring God’s Sacrifice (Malachi 1:6-14)

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Doubting God’s Love (Malachi 1:1-5)

Introduction to Malachi   Malachi is a book that deserves our attention. It was written to a people who questioned the love of God, were troubled by the world around them, were apathetic in their worship, were indulging in sinful activities, dishonoring marriage, selfishly withholding their tithes and offerings, and questioning the benefit of following… Continue reading Doubting God’s Love (Malachi 1:1-5)