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Sermon-based Small Groups

Sermon-based small groups are an excellent way of digging deeper into the weekly sermon and engaging with the Bible and each other.  At Subi Church, resources are provided that coincide with the weekend sermon so that small group leaders can effectively facilitate sermon-based small groups.  The resources differ each week and will generally be available after the services each weekend.

Reconnecting with God

Malachi – Reconnecting with God

We have begun a new sermon series on Malachi. For many of us, we are wholly unfamiliar with the minor prophets. We find that it is a strange and largely unexplored “land”. When we do read the minor prophets, it seemed hard to understand and more importantly, it seemed irrelevant to us today. What do the words of the prophet to God’s people more than 2400 years ago have anything to do with us today in the 21st century?

The fact of the matter is that, while the words in Malachi were not written to us, but the words were written and preserved for us. After all, those of us who trust in God stand in the same lineage of God’s people back then. If God’s people needed to hear God speak to them then, God’s people today need to hear God speak all the more. While technology and society have changed drastically since then, the issues that we face as mankind have not – insecurity, confusion, faithfulness (or lack thereof), injustice etc.

As we turn to Malachi, let us approach the book with the understanding that “the word of God is alive and active”. God still speaks to us through his word, and we have much to learn from Malachi. The first session is a bit different from our usual Bible studies. It is designed to give us a big picture view of Malachi and introduction to Malachi.

Session Title Passage Sermon
1 An Introduction Malachi A Burden
2 God’s Covenantal Blessings Malachi 1:1-5 Reconnect With God’s Love
3 Blemished Sacrifice vs Living Sacrifice Malachi 1:6-14 Reconnect With God in Worship
4 The Blessings of God’s Word Malachi 2:1-9 Reconnect With The Teaching of God’s Word
5 God’s Covenant of Marriage Malachi 2:10-16 Reconnect With God’s Covenant of Marriage

 

Extra Resources
Ezekiel Bible Studies (10 Sessions)
Hebrews Bible Studies (13 Sessions)
Kingdom Call Series Studies (10 Sessions)

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