Malachi Part III - True Worship in Christ's Kingdom (1:6-2:9)
In this section of Malachi God condemns our fathers, especially the priests, for dishonoring His Name. Once again Israel responds in disbelief - how have we defiled your name? God's response consists of three parts: they have dishonored His Name by offering blemished sacrifices with a contemptuous attitude in cowardly compliance with the sin of the people. Malachi's condemnation supplies us with great wisdom as we consider what it means to be servants in Christ's kingdom.
Stuart Bryan is the pastor of Trinity Church. He and his wife, Paige, have seven children, four homegrown, two adopted from the lovely land of Guatemala, and one adopted from Ukraine. Stuart earned his B.A. in Religion from Whitworth College and his M.A. in Theological and Historical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.