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Malachi

July 25, 2010 Series: Majoring on the Minors

Malachi

Introduction Assyria
722 B.C.
O.T. Timeline N Israel (10 tribes)

930 B.C.

450-430 B.C.
Malachi

S Judah (2 tribes)
586 B.C.
Babylon
Order of the books

Hosea to Malachi

Memory Verse: Malachi 3:6

The Old in the New:

Malachi 1:2-3 = Romans 9:13

Malachi 3:1 = Matt. 11:10/Mk. 1:2/Lk. 7:27

Malachi 3:23,24 = Matthew 17:10-11

• Malachi’s Biography

• His name means “My Messenger”

• Family Information
None given

• Malachi’s Audience

• His hearers = returned remnant

• His contemporaries – the last voice of OT

• Malachi’s Message

D.A. Carson – New Bible Commentary
A B C C B A

Introduction = 1:1
A – God’s love vindicated in judgment = 1:2-5
B – Israel’s begrudging offerings condemned = 1:6-2:9
C – The Lord’s witness against foreign marriages/ divorce 2:10-16
C – The Lord’s witness against adultery & other sins 2:17-3:5
B – Israel’s begrudging offerings condemned = 3:6-12
A – God’s love vindicated in judgment = 3:13-4:3
Conclusion = 4:4-6

Next Steps:

• God calls us to RESPOND to His love.

• God calls us to REVERENCE His name.

• God calls us to RADICALLY LOVE Him.

• God calls us to RETURN to Him.

• God calls us to REMEMBER His promises.

 

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