God’s Full Possession

Sep. 16, 2018 by

“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 consider

Halfhearted Gifts

Sep. 9, 2018 by

“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 you are

Full Love Requires Justice

Sep. 2, 2018 by

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 them, or else

Halfhearted Marriages

Aug. 26, 2018 by

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 in Jerusalem.

Halfhearted Preachers

Aug. 19, 2018 by

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 and I

Wholehearted Gifts

Aug. 12, 2018 by

Malachi 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 priests,

The Whole Love of God

Aug. 5, 2018 by

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 Esau. I turned

Holy Things: Fellowship

Jul. 29, 2018 by

We’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, giving,

Holy Things: Fasting

Jul. 22, 2018 by

“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 you, as

Holy Things: Giving

Jul. 15, 2018 by

We 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 we

Holy Things: Prayer

Jul. 8, 2018 by

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 heard your

Holy Things: Living Through Persecution

Jul. 1, 2018 by

We live in a confusing world. In many ways, our lives are easier and more comfortable than ever in history. And in other ways, our world has become far more complicated than ever in history. 2000 years ago, life was