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God’s Covenant Love (Malachi 1:1-5)

Tony FelichTony Felich, February 29, 2004
Part of the Exposition of Malachi series, preached at a Morning Worship service


Step one in reviving a lukewarm church is a renewed focus on God’s covenant love.

I. Exposition of the Text
A. God’s love called in to question (1-2a)
B. God’s love is demonstrated by judgement (2b-4)
C. God’s love will be acknowledged by His people (5)

II. What is God’s Covenant Love? God’s love is S.U.R.E.
A. Sovereign
B. Unconditional
C. Redemptive
D. Elective

III. Why is God’s “covenant love” an important message for today?

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Malachi 1:1-5

1:1 The oracle of the word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi.

“I have loved you,” says the Lord. But you say, “How have you loved us?” “Is not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the Lord. “Yet I have loved Jacob but Esau I have hated. I have laid waste his hill country and left his heritage to jackals of the desert.” If Edom says, “We are shattered but we will rebuild the ruins,” the Lord of hosts says, “They may build, but I will tear down, and they will be called ‘the wicked country,’ and ‘the people with whom the Lord is angry forever.’” Your own eyes shall see this, and you shall say, “Great is the Lord beyond the border of Israel!” (ESV)

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