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Nov 25, 2007

Malachi Part 4

A Community of Greed
Malachi Series – Part 4
Malachi 3:6-12
God Challenges Israel in Tithing

“To bring the mind to dwell intelligently upon God as he is presented in his Word will have the effect of causing us to love God passionately, and this love will in turn bring us to think of God steadily.” Dallas Willard

 “God increases our yield so that by giving we can prove our yield is not our God.” 
John Piper, Desiring God

“When you obey God, He will accomplish through you what He has purposed to do. When God does something through your life that only He can do, you will come to know Him more intimately. If you do not obey, you will miss out on some of the most exciting experiences of your life.”  King & Blackaby, Experiencing God.

“God is the landlord; we are just tenants. The Lord of Glory has title to the universe; we are simply stewards.  All the things we acquire in this life are only on load.  We didn’t arrive with them and we won’t take them with us; they all belong to God, and He will do with them just as He pleases.” Hank Hanegraaff, Christianity in Crisis

______________ Leads to ___________ with God

A Covenant Waiting at Home
•    A Call to Return to the Lord (Mal 3:6-7)

A Sack Full of God’s Stuff
•    God Accuses Israel of Robbing Him (Mal 3:8-10a)

Let’s See Who’s Faithful
•    God Promises Covenantal Blessings (Mal 3:10b-12)

Helpful Info on Malachi
•    God established some very specific covenants with Israel
•    Abraham – Gen 12:1-3; 13:14-17; 15:1-21; 17:1-14
•    Moses – Exodus 20; Num 6 (* Dt 28:15-68)
•    David – 2 Samuel 7:8-17
•    Christ – Jer 31:31-34; Ez 36:22-32; Heb 8:1-10:18

Series Information