A Call to Remember the Law and Behold the Prophets

June 17, 2018 Speaker: Cameron Barham Series: The Burden of Malachi: God's Unchanging Love for His Unstable People

Scripture: Malachi 4:4–4:6

Key Truth: God evidences His redemptive love for us by providing His word and His servants to declare His love to us and to reveal how we can flourish in His presence.  

 


Introduction:

Q: What most helps you know your worth in this world?  

 

“(Malachi) as such contains the last words of a whole generation, a generation of prophets through whom God has revealed himself to his people in a unique way. With Malachi these instruments of God’s revelation concluded their task and were dismissed from office until the time of the fulfillment not only of the Law but also of the Prophets (Matt. 5:17), in the advent of the great Prophet, our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Peter A. Verhoef, The Books of Haggai and Malachi

 

 

God’s Word and Servants: The Means of God’s Gracious Love for Us:

Malachi 4:4-6: 

“But Moses and Elijah don’t just instruct us how we should live. Otherwise, they would bind on us a crushing burden that we would be utterly unable to bear. Rather, they always point us back to Christ, who is our only righteousness.”

Iain M. Duguid & Matthew P. Harmon,
Zephaniah, Haggai, Malachi: Reformed Expository Commentary

 

How has God’s word declared His love to you?
How have those who are called to serve in
 ministry helped reveal to you how you can flourish in His presence?
What are some ways
 in which these things are affecting how you live?

 

 

Application:

Malachi 4:4-6 teaches us that:
-God provides His word and His servants to declare His love to us and to reveal how we can flourish in His presence

 

 

Communion

 

 

Benediction:

2 Peter 3:8-13

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