New Horizon Church: "Never Close the Book on God"
Thanksgiving Sunday, November 20, 2022
WHY GIVE THANKS? During the bleak and weary seasons of our lives, when the heavens seem have fallen silent, we have this hope: The final chapter of our lives has yet to be written. Beloved, we must never close the book on our God.
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  • New Horizon UMC
    3002 W Bloomington Rd, Champaign, IL 61822, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM

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Praying for Revival
New Horizon, 2022

Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus and Holy Spirit. We seek and call upon You for revival. We ask You to bring about a supernatural work in our church, community and region. We pray You’ll make people hungry for God once again, beginning with us. And all for the sake of Your Kingdom.

Draw us, beckon us and speak to us.
Call us by name and convince us of Your love.
Bring down spiritual powers that distract, tempt, numb, confuse and deceive.
Open our hearts and minds to Your Truth, Word and Way.
Convict us of our sin and our need for our Savior.
Eclipse every other longing, desire and pursuit.
Bring back the wanderer, wayward and rebellious.
Reach those who’ve never heard.
Enlighten those who don’t understand.
Save the lost. Heal the broken. Rescue those far away.

Please use our church and our lives as catalysts for renewal, restoration and revival. We’ve heard of Your great works; please do them again in our day. And all for the glory, honor and praise of Jesus Christ, our crucified, Resurrected and returning Lord and King. Amen and amen.

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TODAY'S MESSAGE: Never Close the Book on God
The Story of Malachi

Why give thanks? During the bleak and weary seasons of our lives, when the heavens seem have fallen silent, we have this hope: The final chapter of our lives has yet to be written. Beloved, we must never close the book on our God.

Today’s Scripture passage: The Book of Malachi
MESSAGE NOTES

1. Why had believers in Malachi’s day lost hope?

2. What are some of God’s disputes with His people?

3. What metaphor describes the posture of God and His people? (v.2:14)

4. What does Malachi prophesy about the future for God’s people? (v.3:1)

5. What are God’s promises to His people? (v.3:16-17)

6. What response is God asking from His people? (v.3:7)


REFLECTING & RESPONDING

When have you felt alone and forsaken in your God-walk? What are your emotions when God seems to be silent?

When might you give God reason to feel forsaken? In what ways does God reach out to you when there’s distance between you?

In what aspects of your life might you have lost hope and closed the book on God? How is the Holy Spirit calling you to respond today?