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Malachi 1 - NIV

1 A prophecy: The word of the Lord to Israel through Malachi.[a]

Israel Doubts God’s Love

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.”

4 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!’

Breaking Covenant Through Blemished Sacrifices

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?’

7 “By offering defiled food on my altar.
“But you ask, ‘How have we defiled you?’
“By saying that the Lord’s table is contemptible.

8 When you offer blind animals for sacrifice, is that not wrong? When you sacrifice lame or diseased animals, is that not wrong? Try offering them to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you?” says the Lord Almighty.

9 “Now plead with God to be gracious to us. With such offerings from your hands, will he accept you?”—says the Lord Almighty.

10 “Oh, that one of you would shut the temple doors, so that you would not light useless fires on my altar! I am not pleased with you,” says the Lord Almighty, “and I will accept no offering from your hands.

11 My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the Lord Almighty.

12 “But you profane it by saying, ‘The Lord’s table is defiled,’ and, ‘Its food is contemptible.’

13 And you say, ‘What a burden!’ and you sniff at it contemptuously,” says the Lord Almighty.
“When you bring injured, lame or diseased animals and offer them as sacrifices, should I accept them from your hands?” says the Lord.

14 “Cursed is the cheat who has an acceptable male in his flock and vows to give it, but then sacrifices a blemished animal to the Lord. For I am a great king,” says the Lord Almighty, “and my name is to be feared among the nations.


Footnotes

a. Malachi 1:1 Malachi means my messenger.


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Problems in Worship
Shared by: Dean Rhine on Nov, 2016
Summary: Ways we fail to worship rightly
Series: Malachi
Scripture: Malachi 1:1-2:1
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Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Jul, 2016
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Unquenchable
Shared by: David Ward on Jun, 2016
Summary: Big Idea: God don't want no worthless worship, so let's make our worship worth His while. Points: Worship is worthless to God when it isn't reverent, repentant, or real.
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Laying Our Crumbs Upon the Altar
Shared by: Paul Evans on Jun, 2016
Summary: Have you truly sacrificed the totality of your own life on God’s altar, committing to Him everything you have and everything you are... or are you giving Him your crumbs, your leftovers, hoping that it pleases Him?
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Scripture: Malachi 1:6-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 657
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Shared by: W. Alderman on Feb, 2016
Summary: This message shows God's attitude towards casual and insincere worship...
Scripture: Malachi 1:1-3:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 320
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Shared by: Paul Carlson on Dec, 2015
Summary: PROPOSITION: Because the immutable Christ is coming again, you can find hope in Him.
Series: O.T. Survey
Scripture: Malachi 1:1-4:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 765
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Blemished Sacrifice
Shared by: John Ong on Oct, 2015
Summary: Is there a formula for utmost motivation and passion? Who will create the formula? Who should be responsible in stirring the motivation and passion of a person?
Scripture: Malachi 1:7-9
Views: 633
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Shared by: Eric Hanson on Jul, 2015
Summary: The priests of Judah were being dealt with by God through His prophet in this chapter.
Series: Malachi
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Shared by: Paul Carlson on Apr, 2015
Summary: Since Christ loves you; you ought to reverence Him.
Series: Malachi
Scripture: Malachi 1:1-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 287
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How Has God Loved You? Part 2
Shared by: Paul Carlson on Apr, 2015
Summary: Since Christ loves you; you ought to reverence Him.
Series: Malachi
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Shared by: Paul Carlson on Apr, 2015
Summary: Since Jesus is the Lord of Hosts, sovereign; you ought to honor and respect Him.
Series: Malachi
Scripture: Malachi 1:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 472
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Irreverence through Corrupt Worship
Shared by: Paul Carlson on Apr, 2015
Summary: Because Christ is the sovereign Lord; you ought to worship Him in a manner that pleases Him.
Series: Malachi
Scripture: Malachi 1:7-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 691
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Shared by: Paul Carlson on Apr, 2015
Summary: People fail to respond to God's love correctly. Because Christ loves with unchanging love; you ought to respond to Him with reverence.
Series: Malachi
Scripture: Malachi 1:1-4:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 966
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SPIRITUAL POLLUTION
Shared by: John McCormack on Oct, 2014
Summary: SPIRITUAL POLLUTION IS UNACCEPTABLE.
Scripture: Malachi 1:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 583
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No One Likes A Hating God
Shared by: Troy Luttrell on May, 2014
Summary: This sermon seeks to answer the questions, "Does God hate me?" "What does it mean for God to hate?"
Scripture: Malachi 1:1-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 437
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Shared by: Mark A. Barber on Feb, 2014
Summary: What does God consider acceptable worship?
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Scripture: Malachi 1:6-14
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,520
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All Churched Out
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Oct, 2013
Summary: Malachi’s message is addressed to the priests who served/ministered in the Temple under the old covenant. In the new covenant in Christ, all believers are priests!
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Scripture: Malachi 1:6-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 928
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Worthwhile Worship
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Sep, 2013
Summary: Worship that is worthwhile to God requires priority, preparation and participation.
Scripture: Malachi 1:6-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,197
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Malachi – Pursuing the God Who Pursues Me
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Sep, 2013
Summary: God loves us so much that He continues to pursue us even when we rebel against Him. So He desires that we pursue Him with that same fervor.
Scripture: Malachi 1:1-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,154
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Introduction: A Nation at Sunset
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Sep, 2013
Summary: In 515 BC, after 70 years of Babylonian captivity, the people who were still in Babylon were released.Although they had their land, national identity restored, They realized they weren’t the nation they once were and they got discouraged.
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Scripture: Malachi 1:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 401
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Forgotten Love
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Sep, 2013
Summary: 50 years have passed since Israel had returned from Babylonian exile.Walls repaired, Temple rebuilt, nation restored. Nation was hurting and needing a fresh word from God. They had forgotten their first love.
Scripture: Malachi 1:2-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 649
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God Speaks. We Listen.
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Apr, 2013
Summary: God speaks. We listen. God will tell us what we need to hear, when we need to hear it.
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Scripture: Malachi 1:1-3:18
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 895
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Polluted Sacrifices
Shared by: Rick Pendleton on Nov, 2012
Summary: God accused the Israelite priests of sinning in two ways... treating the sacrifice with contempt and teaching the people to do the same. We, as a Priesthood of Believers, have the same job as the priests and perhaps are guilty of the same failures.
Scripture: Malachi 1:6-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 700
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"Be Authentic"
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Sep, 2012
Summary: God challenges His people to be authentically devoted to Him.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Malachi 1:6-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,390
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“Be Responsive”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Sep, 2012
Summary: Malachi calls the people of his day to be responsive to the love of God.
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Scripture: Malachi 1:1-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,194
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The Big Day is Coming
Shared by: Tim Hinrichs on Sep, 2012
Summary: The big day of the Lord's return is coming which will be either a day of horror or a day of unbridled joy. All depends on our relationship to Jesus Christ.
Scripture: Malachi 4:1-1:3
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 1,151
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God's Never-ending Love
Shared by: Tim Hinrichs on Aug, 2012
Summary: Despite our failure and compromise, God loves us and has done everything possible for us to be in his presence. But we must respond and receive that never-ending love.
Scripture: Malachi 1:1-5
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 1,290
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Life with the Father
Shared by: Billy Ricks on Jul, 2012
Summary: What is the real evidence that we live with the Father? What is the real evidence that we have spiritual eyes that God has revealed Himself to? Is it hands raised in the sanctuary, a hymn sung in quartet harmony, a chorus completed on Sunday morning? N
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Leftovers for God
Shared by: Tim Hinrichs on Jul, 2012
Summary: Serving and honoring God as his redeemed children means that we give him our very best - give to him from your heart.
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Scripture: Malachi 1:6-14
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 3,503
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Shared by: Jerry Flury on Feb, 2012
Summary: At times in our lives we may find ourselves as we focus on our problems, Does God love me? How does God love me? For the next few minutes I want to share with you how I know that God loves me.
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Scripture: Malachi 1:2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 9,589