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Sunday, August 13, 2017
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  • The Chapel in Akron, OH
    135 Fir Hill, Akron, OH 44304, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM
Malachi Pt. 1
Honor God by Living Godly Lives
Doubting God's Love
Tim Armstrong
“A spirit of dull depression had settled over the inhabitants of Jerusalem; skepticism and spiritual indifference held the people in their grasp.… The flood of skepticism abroad in the land affected both the people and their religious leaders. Religion became largely a matter of ritual. Apathy and stinginess toward God prevailed.”
- Miles Bennett, The Broadman Bible Commentary
Seven Conversations with God
Pattern: God makes an accusation. The people raise an objection. God answers it.
See: 1:2–5; 1:6–8; 1:12–14; 2:10–16; 2:17–3:6; 3:7–12; 3:13–15
Theme of Malachi:
Honor God by __________.
Malachi Outline

1. Doubting God’s _____________________
(1:1-5)
2. Dishonoring God’s __________________
(1:6-2:9)
3. Disgracing God’s ___________________
(2:10-3:6)
4. Depriving God’s ____________________
(3:7-12)
5. Despising God’s ____________________
(3:13-4:6)
Three Ways God has Loved Israel

#1 Love in the __________ (vs. 2-3)
#2 Love in the __________ (vs. 4-5)
#3 Love in the __________ (vs. 5)