HERE IS A FREE BIBLE STUDY ON MALACHI FOR YOUR YOUTH GROUP!
This free Bible study on Malachi studies Malachi’s critical letter to Israel to teach your students how to face God’s conviction and correction.
HERE IS HOW THIS FREE BIBLE STUDY ON MALACHI BREAKS DOWN:
The last book of the Old Testament, Malachi, reads like a report card gone wrong. Constructive criticism dominates the pages. Malachi was written during Israel’s dark ages. He served during a period of ancient history plagued with corruption in the religious institutions, compromised leadership, agnosticism, and impending signs of destruction. Malachi calls God’s people to get serious about God… or else.
The prophet uses intense language because the problem is intense. God hates rebellion, wickedness, and anything else that comes between His people and Him. However, God’s harshness stems from His holiness. That’s why He corrects Israel in a way that shows He cares and calls for their attention.
God corrects us in order to protect us. It sounds weird, but Praise God for gentle punishments. Yes, you heard that right. God’s grace-filled punishments are far better than the extreme consequences that await us. God probably allowed that relationship to break into pieces because it was bad for you. Maybe God allowed you to get caught in that lie in order to prevent you from doing that again. God may have prompted your parent to discover that stuff in your pocket to protect you.
Do you see it? Punishments often lead to protection. Yes, corrections are hard, but they’re also beneficial. They help us grow in holiness, integrity, and purity. That’s God’s heart for His children — both the Israelites and you.
Scripture: Malachi 1:2-5
THIS FREE BIBLE STUDY INCLUDES:
–Small group guide (intended for stand-alone small group)
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