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MALACHI #1 - HOW HAVE YOU LOVED US - PTR. VETTY GUTIERREZ - 10AM MORNING SERVICE

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MALACHI #1 - HOW HAVE YOU LOVED US - PTR. VETTY GUTIERREZ - 10AM MORNING SERVICE

  1. 1. Malachi 1:1- 51 A prophecy: The word of the Lord to Israel through Malachi.2 “I have loved you,” says the Lord.“But you ask, ‘How have you loved us?’“Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the Lord. “Yet I have loved Jacob, 3 but Esau I have hated, and I have turned his hill country into a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals.” HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  2. 2. Malachi 1:1- 54 Edom may say, “Though we have been crushed, we will rebuild the ruins.” But this is what the Lord Almighty says: “They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called the Wicked Land, a people always under the wrath of the Lord. 5 You will see it with your own eyes and say, ‘Great is the Lord—even beyond the borders of Israel!’ HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  3. 3. CHAIN OF FAITH HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  4. 4. How many of you are not a link in a chain of faith? HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  5. 5. How many of you are a strong link in a chain of faith? HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  6. 6. Malachi is a strong link in the chain of faith. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  7. 7. How many of you are the first link in the chain of faith? HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  8. 8. How many of you are the first Christian in your family? HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  9. 9. How many of you are the weak link in the chain of faith? HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  10. 10. In the book of Malachi, God is speaking to, largely, a group of people who are weak links in a chain of weak links. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  11. 11. I AM A FATHER HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  12. 12. Malachi 1:6 6 “A son honors his father, and a slave his master. If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, where is the respect due me?” says the Lord Almighty.’ “It is you priests who show contempt for my name.’ “But you ask, ‘How have we shown contempt for your name?’ HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  13. 13. Malachi 2:1010 Do we not all have one Father[a]? Did not one God create us? Why do we profane the covenant of our ancestors by being unfaithful to one another? HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  14. 14. This is the last book in the Old Testament. And there’s going to be about 400 years of silence. When Matthew starts writing in the New Testament, you keep reading your Bible, that’s 400 years after Malachi stopped writing on behalf of the Lord. There’s a 400-year period of silence. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  15. 15. God the Father has gathered his children who are weak links in the chain, and some of them not yet links in the chain of faith at all, and he is going to passionately plead with them. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  16. 16. Our Father speaks to us. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  17. 17. Malachi 1:1 1 A prophecy: The word of the Lord to Israel through Malachi. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  18. 18. Malachi means, “My messenger.” God speaks through Malachi. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  19. 19. We will hear Malachi’s voice, but we are hearing God’s words. So, it’s God’s words through Malachi’s voice. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  20. 20. We believe that when the Scripture speaks, God speaks. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  21. 21. Rather than just asking God to speak to you, believe that He already has and read what he’s already written. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  22. 22. I HAVE LOVED YOUHOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  23. 23. We learn that our Father loves us. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  24. 24. Malachi 1:2 2 “I have loved you,” says the Lord.“But you ask, ‘How have you loved us?’“Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the Lord. “Yet I have loved Jacob, HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  25. 25. Only the God of the Bible says this: “I love you, and because I love you, you’re going to obey me. Your obedience, rather, does not compel me to love you. My love will compel you to obey me.” HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  26. 26. SLAPPING OUR FATHER IN THE FACE WHILE SITTING ON HIS LAP HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  27. 27. This leaves us with two options: HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  28. 28. We can read it and say, “I can’t believe they did that,” or “I can’t believe I still do that.” HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  29. 29. How many of you have been there? How many of you are there? HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  30. 30. Malachi changes perspective. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  31. 31. God the Father wants us to see ourselves as He sees who we truly are.HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  32. 32. And the story of Malachi is like a loving Father who sat in his chair and put his child on his lap, and the child cursed him out and slapped him in the face. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  33. 33. I HAVE LOVED JACOB, BUT ESAU I HAVE HATED HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  34. 34. Abraham is a Gentile, not a Jew. He’s saved by faith. He trusts in the promises of the God of the Bible. He circumcises himself, and the nation is born. The Jewish people begin. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  35. 35. The promise was given that he would have a son, even though his wife is barren and they’re elderly. This is going to take a miracle. But if God needs to pull off a miracle to give you a legacy, he’s glad to do that. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  36. 36. Here’s Esau, man’s man, tough guy. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  37. 37. His brother, Jacob, tough guy? No, mama’s boy. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  38. 38. Now, if you were to pick one man to be a nation, which guy would you choose? HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  39. 39. Well, from these two boys come two nations, Israel and Edom, and one God chooses to love and work through, the other God chooses not to love and work through. Esau was not a great guy. He sold his birthright, his legacy, for a meal. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  40. 40. The people from him grow up to be godless. One of their descendants is a guy named Herod, who tries to kill Jesus. This fight between two brothers goes for a long time, part of that legacy and lineage. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  41. 41. And God decides he’ll work through Jacob to bring Israel to bring Jesus. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  42. 42. God chose you. Before you ever chose God, God chose you. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  43. 43. God is a Father. You have been adopted. Children who are without a father don’t choose their father; the father chooses them to join his family. Only a father can adopt. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  44. 44. After the father adopts the child, then the child should love the father, but the father loves first. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  45. 45. Here’s the big idea: Everybody deserves hell, some people get saved—that’s grace. Everyone who doesn’t get grace gets what they deserve. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  46. 46. Here’s the big idea: Everybody deserves hell, some people get saved—that’s grace. Everyone who doesn’t get grace gets what they deserve. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  47. 47. Esau got what he deserved; Jacob got grace. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  48. 48. The Edomites got what they deserved; the Israelites got grace. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  49. 49. We got adopted and forgiven and loved by the Father. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  50. 50. TEN BIG IDEAS OF MALACHI HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  51. 51. GOD OUR FATHER ABSORBS A LOT OF HURT CAUSED BY US HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  52. 52. WHEN YOU DON’T SEE YOURSELF AS VERY BAD, YOU CANNOT SEE GOD AS VERY GOOD HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  53. 53. DISCIPLINE IS ONE WAY THAT GOD LOVES US HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  54. 54. SIN IS A TWO-LANE HIGHWAY HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  55. 55. SIN IS A TWO-LANE HIGHWAY HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  56. 56. One is Rebellion. The other is Religion. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  57. 57. GOD HAS NOT FAILED YOU, GOD DOES NOT OWE YOU HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  58. 58. WHEN WE ARE UNGRATEFUL FOR WHAT GOD HAS DONE, WE ARE UNWILLING TO DO WHAT GOD COMMANDS US TO DO HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  59. 59. Everything in their life is God’s provision, and grace, and blessing. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  60. 60. GOD EXPECTS US TO CHANGE OUR ATTITUDE EVEN IF HE DOES NOT CHANGE OUR CIRCUMSTANCES HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  61. 61. WHEN YOU ARE UNGRATEFUL FOR THE LIFE YOU HAVE, YOU NEED TO HONESTLY CONSIDER THE LIFE YOU SHOULD HAVE HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  62. 62. WHEN YOU ARE UNGRATEFUL FOR THE LIFE YOU HAVE, YOU NEED TO HONESTLY CONSIDER THE LIFE YOU SHOULD HAVE HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  63. 63. Here’s my question to you: Apart from Jesus, who would you be? Where would you be? What would you be? What legacy would you leave? And would it be better? The answer is no. This is what God does. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  64. 64. WE’RE NOT THERE YET HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  65. 65. OUR FATHER IS GREATER THAN WE FEEL, AND WE ARE WORSE THAN WE FEAR HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?
  66. 66. Here are the two big ideas: God loves you and he wants you to be living for a legacy so that others would come to know of his love and love him too. HOW HAVEYOU LOVED US?

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