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God’s Full Possession

Podcast: Play in new window | Download“Your words against me are harsh,” says the Lord. Yet you ask, “What have we spoken against you?” You have said: “It is useless to serve God. What have we gained by keeping his requirements and walking mournfully before the Lord of Armies? So now we…

Halfhearted Gifts

Podcast: Play in new window | Download “Since the days of your fathers, you have turned from my statutes; you have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord of Armies. Yet you ask, “How can we return?” “Will a man rob God? Yet…

Full Love Requires Justice

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Malachi 2:17-3:5 Christian Standard Bible (CSB) You have wearied the Lord with your words. Yet you ask, “How have we wearied him?” When you say, “Everyone who does what is evil is good in the Lord’s sight, and he is delighted with…

Halfhearted Marriages

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Malachi 2:10-17 CSB Don’t all of us have one Father? Didn’t one God create us? Why then do we act treacherously against one another, profaning the covenant of our fathers? Judah has acted treacherously, and a detestable act has been done in Israel and…

Halfhearted Preachers

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Malachi 2:1-9 ESV 2 “And now, O priests, this command is for you. 2 If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the Lord of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you…

Wholehearted Gifts

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMalachi 1:6-14 CSB 6 “A son honors his father, and a servant his master. But if I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is your fear of me? says the Lord of Armies to you…

The Whole Love of God

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Malachi 1:1-5 CSB 1 A pronouncement: The word of the Lord to Israel through Malachi. 2 “I have loved you,” says the Lord. Yet you ask, “How have you loved us?” “Wasn’t Esau Jacob’s brother?” This is the Lord’s declaration. “Even so, I loved Jacob, 3 but I hated…

Holy Things: Fellowship

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWe’re finishing up our entire series on Holy Things today. We’ve talked through the Holy Things of God. We’ve talked about living a holy life, and now we’re finishing with Practices of Holy People. Our first practices were prayer,…

Holy Things: Fasting

Podcast: Play in new window | Download “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before…

Holy Things: Giving

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWe are continuing our series called Holy Things and we have 3 weeks left. Last week we talked about the first practice of holy people which was prayer. Today we are going to be talking about giving. But, before…

Holy Things: Prayer

Podcast: Play in new window | Download So Solomon finished the Lord’s temple and the royal palace. Everything that had entered Solomon’s heart to do for the Lord’s temple and for his own palace succeeded. Then the Lord appeared to Solomon at night and said to him: I have…