Sermons from October 2019

Sermons from October 2019

Enabling Careless Leaders [10:30]

What happens when those who are leading in worship actually lead others astray? If the religious leaders are careless, the followers will rarely surpass their example. Malachi 2:1-9 2 “And now, O priests, this command is for you. 2 If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the Lord of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have already cursed them, because you do not lay it…

Enabling Careless Leaders [9:00]

What happens when those who are leading in worship actually lead others astray? If the religious leaders are careless, the followers will rarely surpass their example. Malachi 2:1-9 2 “And now, O priests, this command is for you. 2 If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the Lord of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have already cursed them, because you do not lay it…

Withholding Our Best

We tend to give our best to individuals and institutions while unfortunately offering God our leftovers. God is too glorious to present meager offerings before Him. 4 Types of Gifts to the LORD Obligatory Exchange – Some attempt to give a thoughtless gift to God once they feel guilty about something He gave them. Frantic Purchase – Some throw a gift together for God because they are so busy with other priorities. Shiny Packaging – Some give the appearance of…

Doubting God’s Love

We can often look at our unfortunate circumstances and question God’s love for us. The sheer fact that God chose to love us in the first place should alleviate any lingering doubts. Context A major theme of Scripture: We cannot remain in the presence of God when we disobey the commandments of God. During the time of Malachi, Israel had returned from exile yet was still distant from God. The book is comprised of God’s declarations, Israel’s objections, and God’s…

The Progression of Faith

If there is a true profession of faith, there should be a true progression of faith. While you have not arrived at complete spiritual maturity yet, you should be making progress. Evaluate How committed am I to my discipleship? If there is a true profession of faith, there should be a true progression of faith. You cannot take the full credit or give the complete blame for your spiritual condition. Your spiritual health at the end of your life will…