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The Day of the Lord (9 of 9)
Series: God's Last Word to a Lost Generation
Pastor Jeff Schreve
If you have your Bibles, please turn to Malachi chapter 4, the last chapter of the Old Testament. We have been in a series for the last several weeks on the Book of Malachi and we’ll finish up that series tonight with a message I’ve entitled simply, “The day of the LORD.”
Now I heard a story about a grandmother. She was 90 years old. And it was getting to be Christmastime. And she wanted to buy her grandkids gifts, but she couldn’t really get out and so she thought, This year I’m just going to send them a check. And so she sat down at her desk and she wrote out checks for all her grandchildren. And she had Christmas cards and so she wrote on the card. And then she took the card and then she sealed it in the envelope and mailed them off. And she thought, Man, that was an easy way to do it. And early January she was at her desk and she saw in her drawer all the checks (laughter) she had forgotten to put them in the cards. And so all her grandkids, when they opened the card, it read this: “Merry Christmas, buy your own present, Grandma.” (laughter) She forgot the most important part of the gift.
Now when we talk about, the day of the LORD, that’s one of the most important parts of the whole Bible. The Bible talks about the day of the LORD over and over and over again. It talks about the day of the LORD in the Old Testament in numerous passages. It talks about the day of the LORD in the New Testament. And you know we find verses that speak about the first coming of Jesus. But the Bible doesn’t speak near as much about the first coming of Jesus as it does the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. And the writer of the Book of Malachi, Malachi himself, as he closes up the prophecy that God used him to speak to His ancient people, He talks about the day of the LORD. Now people today have kind of forgotten that the Bible speaks over and over and over again ...
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