by Larry Osborne

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Stuff God Cares About (15 of 17)
Series: The Unknown Prophets
Dr. Larry Osborne
Malachi 1-4

Before We Get Started:
Some Stuff You Need To Know

Malachi’s Message:
Malachi 1-4

Stuff God Cares About
That We Tend To Forget Or Downplay

1. He expects to be treated like God.
Malachi 1:1–2:2 (see especially 1:14-2:2)/ Proverbs 9:10/ Matthew 22:34-40 Malachi 3:6-11/ Haggai 1–2

2. He expects us to obey ALL of his commands.
Malachi 2:2-9 (see especially 2:7-9), 1 John 2:3-5/ John 14:15

3. He expects to be at the center of our marriage & family.
Malachi 2:10-16/ Ephesians 5:21-33/ 2 Corinthians 6:14-18/ 1 Peter 3:1-7

4. He expects us to provide help and justice to the weak.
Malachi 2:17-3:5/ James 1:26-27/ 1 Peter 4:17/ 2 Corinthians 5:10

Food for Thought
(Questions and Scriptures for further personal study)

1. Similar to the people Malachi was speaking to, most of us can relate to losing sight of God’s justice and work in our lives when the “wicked” seem to be the ones succeeding. Psalm 102 gives us an example of a man in the midst of great difficulty also losing sight of God’s justice. As you read this Psalm, what big picture perspective can you gain of wh ...

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