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1 Sermon Neal Parker

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3 Don’t let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth – don’t let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency. Don’t let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth – don’t let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency. - Aesop - Aesop Malachi: Fighting Spiritual Boredom

4 Luke 18:1-8 (II Corinthians 13:5-6) Luke 18:1-8 (II Corinthians 13:5-6) –Examine Ourselves – Perseverance? –Are we in The Faith? – Conviction? –Prove Ourselves – Constancy?

5 Malachi: Fighting Spiritual Boredom Faith – “Persuasion” / Credence Faith – “Persuasion” / Credence –Morally – Conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God) –Reliance upon Christ for our salvation –Abstract – Constancy, in such profession;  By extension the system of religious truth itself  Assurance / Belief / Believe / Fidelity

6 Quick Facts…Malachi Quick Facts…Malachi –Last of the “Minor Prophets” books in the OT (written about 450 – 430 BC), before John the Baptist –Malachi means “My Messenger” –Condition of the people / “indifferent and lethargic” Malachi: Fighting Spiritual Boredom

7 Malachi 3:1-5 Malachi 3:1-5 –The Messenger  …the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple;”  Isaiah 40:3  Clear the way…(Clear the obstacles out of the road)  Mark 1:2-4  Repentance clears way for The Way of Christ

8 Malachi: Fighting Spiritual Boredom Malachi 3:1-5 Malachi 3:1-5 –The Messenger  …the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple;”  Matthew 21:12-13 – Last Week of His Ministry Last Week of His Ministry  John 2:13-17 – Beginning of His Ministry Beginning of His Ministry

9 Malachi: Fighting Spiritual Boredom Malachi 3:1-5 Malachi 3:1-5 –The Messenger  …the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple;”  Revelation 11:1-6 – Two Witnesses Measure the Two Witnesses Measure the Temple, the Alter and those who Temple, the Alter and those who worship in it worship in it  Revelation 11:15-19 / Revelation 19: Revelation 19:

10 Malachi: Fighting Spiritual Boredom

11 Points For Consideration: Points For Consideration: –Is there a connection between Christ cleansing His Father’s House in His physical appear and a future cleansing of His Church? –In the future will Christ “purify” a kingdom of priest, by bring judgment to His Church? Romans 8:29-30 I Peter 4: I Peter 4: Malachi: Fighting Spiritual Boredom

12 Malachi 3:6-12 Malachi 3:6-12 –Return To Me And I Will Return To You  Hebrews 13:8 –Will A Man Rob God?  Nehemiah 13:10-12 Increase / Time / Energy / Devotion / Fellowship / Obedience Increase / Time / Energy / Devotion / Fellowship / Obedience –Test Me  Matthew 6:31-34

13 Points For Consideration: Points For Consideration: –Do we give ourselves (time / energy / obedience, etc.) with cheerfulness? II Corinthians 9:6-8 II Corinthians 9:6-8 Malachi: Fighting Spiritual Boredom

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15 Malachi 3:13-15 Malachi 3:13-15 –Harsh Things Said Against God  Psalm 73:12-20  Do we obey God in order to gain something from Him?  Why do we serve God?  Is it to get something out of Him or to honor Him, because we love Him?

16 Malachi: Fighting Spiritual Boredom

17 Malachi 3:16-18 Malachi 3:16-18 –Book of Remembrance (i.e. records of noble deeds; Esther 2:21-23 / the Book of Acts & Final 3 Books of John?)  Fear or Revere God  Spoke to one another / Assembling themselves together / Encouragement in fellowship  God give attention and listens

18 Malachi: Fighting Spiritual Boredom

19 Malachi 4:1-6 Malachi 4:1-6 –The Day Is Coming  Arrogant / Evildoer Eventual End  Isaiah 5:24  Matthew 3:11-12  I Peter 3:3-9

20 Malachi: Fighting Spiritual Boredom

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22 A Reminder And A Promise A Reminder And A Promise –Remember the Law of Moses My Servant  I John 2:3-6 –John the Baptist a forerunner of Jesus Christ  Luke 1:13-17

23 Points For Consideration: Points For Consideration: –Could it be that one of the end time missions of the two witnesses be to come to the Church, in the power of Elijah (message of repentance)? Revelation 11:1-4 / Zechariah 4:9-14 –What should be our Call To Action? II Peter 3:14-15 II Peter 3:14-15 Malachi: Fighting Spiritual Boredom

24 Don’t let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth – don’t let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency. Don’t let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth – don’t let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency. - Aesop - Aesop Malachi: Fighting Spiritual Boredom


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