Malachi 2:17-3:5 “Judgement with Hope”
Sermon, October 6th 2013

Malachi 2: 17-3:5 is a word of judgement coupled with hope.

What are the people saying in Malachi’s day? Words that weary the Lord. In vs 5 he pronounces the judgement.

So where is the hope? See vs 3:1. It promises one who will prepare the
way of the Lord. God promises John the Baptist 450 yrs before he comes-
because God has an eternal plan in Christ- into which he has weaved the
people of God in Malachi’s day and in our day too. That is the source of
the Christian’s hope.