July 15 – Wednesday Night Bible Study Listening Notes: Malachi – a love that never lets go

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Session 6

God’s grace extends to ___________ and _________.

When you put your hope in God, no matter how big your mistakes are, His mercy ___________  beyond them.

Ephesians 2:4-5   ESV 

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the _______  ________ with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved.

Luke 6:36   ESV   

Be merciful, even as your ___________ is merciful

Ephesians 1:7   ESV 

In Him, we have redemption through His blood, the __________ of our trespasses, according to the riches of His ___________.

Psalm 86:5   ESV 

For You, O Lord, are good and ________, abounding in ____________ love to all who call upon You.

Jeremiah 31:34   ESV

And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will _________ their iniquity, and I will remember their ________ no more.

God loves His people with an ______________ love, even when they are not living for Him.

Can God stop loving His people?  ______

Why?

The disputation in Malachi Chapter 3 is about God expressing His ________ for His people and calling them to live for Him.

Assertion – from God – Malachi 3:6-7a

God will not destroy the Israelites because He has promised great things to them and through them and God will __________ His promises.

God is ___________. He is ___________.

Psalm 102:25-27 and Hebrews 13:8   

God will not destroy them but He will bring them back to Himself.

“_________ to me and I will ___________ to you.”

Questioning – by Israel – Malachi 3:7b

Assertion – from God – Malachi 3:8a

Questioning – from Israel – Malachi 3:8b

Response – from God – Malachi 3:8c – 12

The Hebrew word for tithe used here is Maser and it means, “setting aside a _________.”

The Hebrew word for contributions used here is Teruma which means an “offering or a special ___________.”

The Israelites were keeping some of the tithes (10%) and the offerings they were ____________ to bring to God.

How have they been cursed?

God offers hope if they will return to Him, start tithing, start giving and truly ____________; then God will bless them.

How will God bless the people?

1. Open the floodgates of heaven and __________ out blessings beyond measure.

2. God will rebuke the __________.

God is promising that if they will return to Him, then He will cause the _________ to grow in abundance.

3. __________ will consider you fortunate. (Blessed)

Israel was supposed to be beacon for people of other nations to see God.

4. You will have a delightful __________.

If they return to Him then He will cause the land to delight them. Meaning there will be more than enough to sufficiently __________ their needs. 

God loves His people and can bless His people to _________ and ____________.