Sermons on Malachi
How Have We Robbed You?
Malachi 3:8-12 Big Idea: Robbing God is stunting growth The Israelite’s giving responsibility was multiple tithes. A tenth was God’s – Leviticus 27:30 The tenth was given to Levites – Numbers 18:21-24 A tenth for the festival tithe – Deuteronomy 14:22-23 A tenth every third year for those in need – Deuteronomy 14:28-29 The tithe was to show love for God and love to others. The tithe, like all of God’s laws, were met with His blessing. The Heavens open How COVID has affected us
How Shall We Return?
Malachi 3:6-9 Micah 6:8 2 Chronicles 7:14
“How Have we Worried Him?”
Malachi 2:17-3:5 God is wearied by his creation challenging his justice. (2:17) Why do good things happen to bad people? (Jonah 4:1-4) Our confusion about good and bad The perspective of Job and Jonah (Job 42:3) God is wearied by constant refining. (3:1-4) Christian amnesia (Isaiah 51:13) Christian refining (Isaiah 48:10, Proverbs 27:17, 2 Timothy 3:16-17) God is wearied by being in conflict with his creation. (3:5) The sin of seeking other guidance (1 Samuel 28:6-7) The sin of seeking How COVID has affected us
Why do you not accept our worship?
Sermon Scripture: Malachi 2:10-16 Our life is an offering to God. (Malachi 2:10) Presented to Him – Romans 12:1 Presented to others – 2 Corinthians 3:2 Presented to each other – John 13:35 Marriage is an offering to God. (Malachi 2:11) God gave woman to man – Genesis 2 Evenly yoked – 2 Corinthians 6:14 Man is to love her – Ephesians 5:25 Woman is to submit and respect him – Ephesians 5:22,33b Man leaves mother/father and unites with wife How COVID has affected us
How have we Despised Your Name?
Sermon Scripture: Malachi 1:6-2:9 The first offering in the Bible was rejected. (Genesis 4:1-5) Cain’s was rejected Abel’s was accepted What was the difference? The third offering was a pleasing aroma. (Genesis 8:20-21) Noah and his sons The fourth offering was to the wrong god. (Genesis 11:4) The tower of Babel was honoring man The offering God desires is… Given with honor (Malachi 1:6a) Given in fear (Malachi 1:6b) Given from the best (Malachi 1:7-14) Led by example (Malachi 2:1-9) How COVID has affected us
How Have you Loved Us?
Malachi 1:1-5 Questions I have Questions we all may have The book of Malachi is the only time we hear of Malachi Malachi may have followed Nehemiah in Jerusalem Written about post-exilic time for Israelites God loved Israel by choosing them to be his people. The calling of Abraham – Genesis 12 What does it mean that he “hated” Esau? Judah the son of promise – Revelation 5:5 God loved Israel by protecting them from enemy nations. Ishmael – Genesis How COVID has affected us