The Lord would send a messenger (John the Baptist) to prepare the way for the “messenger of the covenant” (Jesus Christ). What would the Christ do? He would purify His people from their sins.

The Lord would send a messenger (John the Baptist) to prepare the way for the “messenger of the covenant” (Jesus Christ). What would the Christ do? He would purify His people from their sins.

BibleGateway: Malachi 3:1-5 ESV Text: Malachi 3:1-5 Malachi 3:1–5 (Listen) 3:1 “Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts. 2 But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’…

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At one time we were apart from Christ, but now we have been brought to faith in Him and are members of God’s household along with the Holy Christian Church.

At one time we were apart from Christ, but now we have been brought to faith in Him and are members of God’s household along with the Holy Christian Church.

BibleGateway: Ephesians 2:1-22 ESV Text: Ephesians 2:1-22 Ephesians 2 (Listen) By Grace Through Faith 2:1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body1 and the mind, and were by nature…

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The faith, understanding, and spiritual enlightenment that God gives you comes courtesy of His surpassing power and greatness. Thanks be to God and to His Son Jesus Christ!

The faith, understanding, and spiritual enlightenment that God gives you comes courtesy of His surpassing power and greatness. Thanks be to God and to His Son Jesus Christ!

BibleGateway: Ephesians 1:15-23 ESV Text: Ephesians 1:15-23 Ephesians 1:15–23 (Listen) Thanksgiving and Prayer 15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love1 toward all the saints, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your…

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When you feel discouraged and defeated by your own sins, remember that you have been chosen to receive every spiritual blessing in Christ—even redemption through His blood!

When you feel discouraged and defeated by your own sins, remember that you have been chosen to receive every spiritual blessing in Christ—even redemption through His blood!

BibleGateway: Ephesians 1:1-14 ESV Text: Ephesians 1:1-14 Ephesians 1:1–14 (Listen) Greeting 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful1 in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Spiritual Blessings in Christ 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4 even as…

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The people of Judah disregarded God’s Law and then complained when He did not bless them! Their morality was backwards, taking what the Lord called evil and calling it good.

The people of Judah disregarded God’s Law and then complained when He did not bless them! Their morality was backwards, taking what the Lord called evil and calling it good.

BibleGateway: Malachi 2:10-17 ESV Text: Malachi 2:10-17 Malachi 2:10–17 (Listen) Judah Profaned the Covenant 10 Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us? Why then are we faithless to one another, profaning the covenant of our fathers? 11 Judah has been faithless, and abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem. For Judah has profaned the sanctuary of the LORD, which he loves, and has married the daughter of a foreign god. 12 May the LORD cut off…

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God intended that the priests should be His messengers, bringing His Word to the people. However, they failed to do this and had led the people into sin and spiritual danger.

God intended that the priests should be His messengers, bringing His Word to the people. However, they failed to do this and had led the people into sin and spiritual danger.

BibleGateway: Malachi 2:1-9 ESV Text: Malachi 2:1-9 Malachi 2:1–9 (Listen) The Lord Rebukes the Priests 2:1 “And now, O priests, this command is for you. 2 If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the LORD of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have already cursed them, because you do not lay it to heart. 3 Behold, I will rebuke…

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The disciples still had a lot of spiritual maturing to do but the Spirit would be with them and they would grow in their faith.

The disciples still had a lot of spiritual maturing to do but the Spirit would be with them and they would grow in their faith.

BibleGateway: John 21:20-25 ESV Text: John 21:20-25 John 21:20–25 (Listen) Jesus and the Beloved Apostle 20 Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them, the one who also had leaned back against him during the supper and had said, “Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?” 21 When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about this man?” 22 Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what…

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The Son of God loved His disciples by forgiving their sins. Even Peter who had disowned Jesus was forgiven and sent out to shepherd Christ’s people. The risen Lord forgives!

The Son of God loved His disciples by forgiving their sins. Even Peter who had disowned Jesus was forgiven and sent out to shepherd Christ’s people. The risen Lord forgives!

BibleGateway: John 21:15-19 ESV Text: John 21:15-19 John 21:15–19 (Listen) Jesus and Peter 15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.”…

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Not only did Jesus show His disciples He was alive again, but He also revealed His power and authority as the Son of God.

Not only did Jesus show His disciples He was alive again, but He also revealed His power and authority as the Son of God.

BibleGateway: John 21:1-14 ESV Text: John 21:1-14 John 21:1–14 (Listen) Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples 21:1 After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way. 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. 3 Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out…

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The priests were going through the motions, but neither they nor the people were honoring God from their hearts and their offerings showed it.

The priests were going through the motions, but neither they nor the people were honoring God from their hearts and their offerings showed it.

BibleGateway: Malachi 1:6-14 ESV Text: Malachi 1:6-14 Malachi 1:6–14 (Listen) The Priests’ Polluted Offerings 6 “A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the LORD of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have we despised your name?’ 7 By offering polluted food upon my altar. But you say, ‘How have we polluted…

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