1 Thessalonians 1:1-1:7

1 Thessalonians 1:1 – 1:7 – Thessalonica is today called Thessaloniki. It was conquered by Rome in 168 BC & existed in Paul’s day as a Roman protectorate (governed independently but with oversight by Rome). In Paul’s time had a population of 200,000 (mostly Greek, with a large Roman population & a strong Jewish minority) […]

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Hosea 2:16-23

Hosea 2:16-23 – Type and Shadow is where God Ordains Old Testament History to Point to something Bigger and more Grand in the New Testament… – Examples… the OT Sacrificial Lamb System; the OT 5-Part Marriage Process & the OT Concept of the Temple… – Temporal Type and Shadow – Where God’s Grace to Ethnic […]

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Applying the Book of Hosea

Applying the Book of Hosea – In Hosea Chapter 1 we Learn that… – God, in general, relates to His People in that He is the Bridegroom and they are the Bride – Ethnic Israel in the 730 BC Era were Unfaithful – Like Prostitutes – God states that Ethnic Israel is not His people […]

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Hosea1:1-1:11

Hosea 1:1 – 1:11 – Who was Hosea? – Nothing is known about his background other than he wrote in about 730 BC… – he was a contemporary of Isaiah, Micah and Amos – Hosea was a prophet to the Northern Kingdom of Israel… – Haggai, Joel and Malachi were prophets to the Southern Kingdom […]

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Malachi 3:16-4:6

Malachi 3:16-4:6 – Our Time in the Last Book of the Old Testament Comes to a close and Closes with the Lord Working a Response in the Hearts of the Remnant at the Time of Malachi… – Throughout the Book of Malachi God has Issued Reprimands and Now God – by Grace Alone – Works […]

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Applying Malachi

Applying Malachi – The Book of Malachi has an array of Reprimands that are Part of the Process of God’s Grace at Work in Us Moving us to be Obedient and Calling us to evaluate where we are and where we have been… What is it that God is Calling us to ask through His […]

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Malachi 3:7-3:15

Malachi 3:7-3:15 – Another Reprimand is given, and God’s Grace Flows to Us Through the Reprimand… Mal 3:7 From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts. But you say, ‘How shall […]

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Malachi 2:17-3:6

Malachi 2:17-3:6 – God’s Reprimands are Designed to Challenge our Hearts & to Move us to Evaluate Ourselves. His reprimands are used by the Holy Spirit in the Gift of Repentance/Obedience & are for our Blessing & for Equipping us to be a Blessing Malachi 2:17 You have wearied the Lord with your words. But […]

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Malachi 2:10-16

Malachi 2:10-16 – God’s Reprimands are Designed to: – Challenge our Hearts – Move us to Evaluate Ourselves – Used by the Holy Spirit in the Gift of Repentance/Obedience – For our Blessing – God’s Reprimands are not designed to: – limit or constrain – demean or beat down – In Malachi 2:10-16 a Series […]

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Malachi 1:2b-2:9

Malachi 1:2b-2:9 – At the Time of Malachi the Judahites were in in a self-serving mode Mal 1:2a “I have loved you,” says the Lord. But you say, “How have you loved us?” – God’s Answer Involves Symbolism God will move Malachi to Speak of Jacob and Esau. Where Jacob Represents Judah and Esau Represents […]

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