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Series: God's Last Word to a Lost Generation
Pastor Jeff Schreve
If you have your Bible, turn to Malachi, the last book in the Old Testament. The easiest way to find it is go to Matthew and take a left and you’ll run right into Malachi. We’re going to start a series tonight on the Book of Malachi. And a lot of people haven’t really read much of Malachi. As I mentioned last week, when you start to read the Bible, typically you start in Genesis and you can easily get bogged down if not in the first few chapters of Genesis, especially when you get in to So-and-So begat So-and-So begat So-and-So. You can definitely get bogged down in Leviticus. That can be a hard chapter. And rarely, sadly but true, people, do they go from Genesis and hit all the way to Malachi. So we want to study Malachi. Malachi’s the last book; it is God’s last word to a lost generation. Now it’s His love letter to His people, but His people had wandered away from God, and they had hypocrisy in their hearts, and they were kind of blowing God off, and they were going through the motions of their religion, but they weren’t really on fire for the Lord. They were not passionately in love with God. And so God was trying to draw them back. One of the key verses in the Book of Malachi is Malachi chapter 3; verse 7 where God says this: “Return to Me and I will return to you.” You know, I think that’s one of the key verses in all of the Bible. That’s the message of the gospel where God is calling to us and saying, “Return to Me. Come and follow Me and I will return to you.” You know, James said the same thing, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” And so God is calling today for us to return to Him. As a nation, God is desperately calling for the people in America to return to God. And we need that desperately and I hope you’re praying that for our land, the people in America would turn back to the Lord and call upon His name, because we need ...
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