The Day of the Lord (Malachi 4:1-3)

Sermon Notes

Proposition: In Malachi 4:1-3, we see how God, on the day he is preparing, will drastically distinguish between the righteous and the wicked so that we will be motivated today to fear, trust, and serve the LORD always for his glory and our joy.

  1. God is preparing the day of the Lord (v. 4:1a)
  2. The day of the Lord will bring TERRIFYING VENGEANCE against the wicked (v. 4:1)
  3. The day of the Lord will bring TOTAL VINDICATION for the righteous (v. 4:2-3)

Repenting of Robbery (Malachi 3:8-12)

Sermon Notes

Proposition: In Malachi 3:6-12 we see four apathetic attitudes of those who rob God so that we might always repent of them and give generously to make God's name great among the nations!

  1. Repent?  Been there done that. (vv. 6-7)
  2. Robbing God? I'm doing what everyone else is doing. (v. 8)
  3. Give what? I can't afford to give that to God. (vv. 9-11)
  4. What's the point?  It's not worth it.  (v.12)

Motivations to Fulfill Your Calling (Malachi 2:1-3)

Sermon Notes

Proposition:  In Malachi 2:1-3, we see two gracious acts of God that should powerfully motivate you to fulfill your calling to make his name great among the nations!

  1. God has set you apart for God-glorifying service (v 1-2a)
    1. God set apart Israel
    2. God set apart the Priests
    3. God sets apart believers in Jesus Christ
  2. God will discipline you for God-dishonoring service (v 2b-3)
    1. God disciplined Israel
    2. God disciplined the Priests
    3. God disciplines believer in Jesus Christ