02 Malachi 1:6-2:9  Faulty Worship and A Better Priesthood

02 Malachi 1:6-2:9  Faulty Worship and A Better Priesthood


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Sermon Outline

  1. Introduction: Worship without Heart (Jn 4:24)
  2. Faulty Worship
    1. Malachi begins by bringing God’s accusation against the priests. (Mal 1:6)
      1. The 5th commandment to the priesthood (Ex 20:12)
      2. And this isn’t the first time it has happened like this in Israel (1Sam 2:29-30)
      3. To Honor is (Lk 14:10, 1Tim 5:3, Prov 3:9, 14:3, Jn 12:26)
      4. But we dishonor him when (Mt 15:6, Rom 1:21, Isa 3:5)
    2. The Priests respond (Mal 1:6, Dt 10:12-13, 1Sam 17:45)
    3. The Charge explained (Mal 1:7-8, Dt 15:21)
    4. God’s desire is that someone would shut the temple doors (Mal 1:10)
    5. Weary in worship (Mal 1:12-13, Mic 6:3-5)
    6. The Punishment
      1. Cursed (Mal 1:14, 2:2)
      2. Rebuke Children (Mal 2:3)
      3. God will dishonor the false priests (Mal 2:3)
      4. God will do to us what has been done to him (Mal 2:8-9)
  3. The Hope of True Worship and a Better Priesthood
    1. So is there any hope with such a broken priesthood? (Mal 1:11, 2:7, Rev 5:8)
    2. A Single, Pure offering (Heb 7:27, 9:14, 9:25-26)
  4.  Application
    1. First – We ought to take to heart the rebuke offered to the OT priesthood for we are a holy nation, a royal priesthood, a people belonging to the Lord (1Pt 2:9)
    2. Second – We ought to reflect on the things we offer to the Lord
    3. Third – We ought to be enamored with Christ.
    4. Finally – We should pray for and be thankful that God gives us the HS so we can worship in spirit and truth.


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