10/1 Week 1: GOD'S LOVE & WHY WE DIMINISH IT
Passage: Malachi 1:1-5
The Israelites in the time of Malachi were overflowing with questions. They began by questioning God's love for them, and God's answer can bring comfort to us today.
10/8 Week 2: GOD'S HONOR & WHY WE DISMISS IT
Passage: Malachi 1:6-8
The Israelites had made a habit of dismissing God's honor, but were confused as to why. God laid out the reasons they had impugned His honor, and showed us ways to honor Him in our lives.
10/22 Week 3: GOD'S promise & WHY WE break IT
Passage: Malachi 2:10-17
The children of Israel had grown complacent. They had forgotten God's promises. They were dealing treacherously with themselves and their neighbors, and God was not pleased. God spoke through Malachi to remind them of His promises.
10/29 Week 4: GOD'S JUSTICE & WHY WE WEARY HIM
Passage: Malachi 2:17-3:6
God was weary of His children, and in the last verses of Malachi 2, He told them. They were incredulous, caught off guard by His indictment. God's charge to His children speaks to us today.
11/5 WEEK 5: GOD REWARDS GIVING
Passage: Malachi 3:6-12
God's people had backslidden in regards to their giving to His Temple, and to their care for the things of God. They were so backslidden that they had forgotten even the most basic ways to give. God showed them the benefits of giving, and these principles apply to us today.
11/19 WEEK 6: GOD REWARDS FAITHFULNESS
Passage: Malachi 3:13-18; 4:1-3
The children of Israel had a self-gratification problem: they had forgotten God's promise of faithfulness. If they would quit worrying about the short-term issues of their day and hold to the long-term commitments they had made to Him, He would keep them safe. In our society of likes and retweets, God's Word to His children is true today.