Monday: Loving and Respecting Others
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God’s voice, which dominates Malachi’s book, is the voice of a loving father who pleads with His children. When the people raise questions and make complaints, He is ready to dialogue with them. Most of the issues discussed by God and His people have to do with a few basic attitudes. Read Malachi 2. Though a … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Great Is the Lord
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Read Malachi 1.What problem is the prophet addressing? How, today, might we be guilty of the same attitude that led to this rebuke? Malachi contrasts God’s love for His people with the attitude of the priests, whom he charges with the sin of contempt for God’s holy name. When performing their duties in the temple, these … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Lest We Forget!
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Read for This Week’s Study: Malachi 1, Lev. 1:1-3, Malachi 2, Eph. 5:21-33, Malachi 3, Exod. 32:32,Malachi 4. Memory Text: “‘My name will be great among the nations, from the rising to the setting of the sun. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to my name, because my name will be great among the nations,’ says the Lord Almighty’” … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: Heaven’s Best Gift
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“In the darkest days of her long conflict with evil, the church of God has been given revelations of the eternal purpose of Jehovah. His people have been permitted to look beyond the trials of the present to the triumphs of the future, when, the warfare having been accomplished, the redeemed will enter into possession … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Facing the Challenge
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Sandy and Yolande love working as Global Mission pioneers in the western highlands of Madagascar. The couple learned their new dialect while working in the fields with the villagers among whom they live. Sammy helped the people plant and harvest their crops, and Yolande braided the women’s hair. Then the couple invited their new friends … [Click to read more …]

12: Heaven’s Best Gift – Thought Starters
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“The Lord their God will save them on that day as the flock of his people. They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown.” Zechariah 9:16 NIV [Thought questions for Heaven’s Best Gift June 19,2013] 1. Welcome to the celebration. Have you ever felt awe over the way the Bible weaves the … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: King of the Whole World
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Read Zechariah 14. How are we to understand that which is being said there? In the last chapter of his book, Zechariah describes a day when all unrepentant nations will gather themselves against Jerusalem. At the last moment, the Lord will intervene by liberating His people and establishing His eternal kingdom on earth. After all who … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Good Shepherd
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For centuries both Jewish and Christian readers of the Bible have found in Zechariah’s book numerous references to the Messiah and messianic times. Christians, of course, have understood that these passages apply to the life and ministry of Jesus Christ: the triumphant yet peaceful King (Zech. 9:9), the One who was pierced (Zech. 12:10), the … [Click to read more …]