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Israel's problem: They were “going through the motions” in their worship. God primarily demonstrates His love through material and physical blessings. God considers His spiritual blessings more valuable. “Love” and “hate” are used as terms of comparison. If God had not chosen Israel, God would have destroyed Israel. Focus on the blessings you have been given instead of complaining about those you don’t have.
How was it that, two thousand years ago, a handful of uneducated people, with no facilities, and a theology that was still developing were able to, on the day of Pentecost, start a revival that resulted in the entire World learning of Christ.
Being controlled by the Holy Spirit’s power is the prerequisite for consistently obeying this command of honoring your mother. Honoring a mother is the pathway to life’s blessings. See the message to discover 6 ways to honor your mothers.
How many of us sit back and watch as our friends and those close to us slip away from Christ? What is it going to take before you reach out?
The Wii is a home game console released by Nintendo in November of 2006. It revolutionized gaming in the sense that it could be played by more than one or two people at a time. The Wii placed emphasis on community in gaming. The church of God is a community, and as human beings we long for it. Scripture tells us in Genesis 2, that "it was not good for man to be alone", therefore God created Eve for Adam. Together they would help one another. Community should be a vital part of every Christians' life.
Israel's problem: They were “going through the motions” in their worship. The emphasis of Malachi is on the faithful covenant keeping God throughout the ages. The people's feeling: How can you question us about keeping the covenant? External obedience always starts with a renewed heart commitment to Him.