Malachi 1:1-5/4:4-6

As we begin a new (parallel) sermon series on the book of Malachi, think about a
good conversation that you’ve had. A good, productive conversation comes with
challenges, but also brings a sense of connection and joy. The LORD God, transcendent over and completely independent of all His creation, invites and expects
the crown of His creation – man and woman (Genesis 1:26-31) – to engage with
Him in a two-way exchange of ideas. Yet real dialogue must be based on truth, and
dialogue with the sovereign God is therefore based on His revealed truth, the holy