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Worship is something that comes from a heart that is filled with God's Spirit and has been given the desire to do what is right and acceptable to Godto see His love and meditate on His name and to fear Him.
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Malachi 3:8 Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. But you ask, “How do we rob you?” “In tithes and offerings.” Money. It’s a powerful thing, isn’t it? Jesus puts it on the level of a rival god. “No one can serve two masters,” Jesus said, “Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money” (Matthew 6:24). God knows the power of money. That’»
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Malachi 2:15 Has not the LORD made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth. God’s design is for a husband and wife to become one. This oneness is to be experienced in every area of the relationship. It involves a: Spiritual Oneness: Developing together as followers of Christ.Physical Oneness: An exclusiv»
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See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple. The messenger of the covenant in whom you delight—indeed, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts. But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears?For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap; he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the descendants of Lev»
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When we see God’s love as lacking or absent, our worship fades into nothing more than a type of formalism and routine.
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Glahn talks with FV Editor Kelley Mathews about her latest Coffee Cup Bible study book.

Genesis, the first book of the Bible, tells the story of how God created the “heavens and the earth? *1 and the first families that walked the Earth. Adam and Eve, the first humans ever fall to the temptation of sin, thus sin enters the world. Sin is defined as “any act regarded as such a transgression, a willful or deliberate violation of some religious or moral principle" .*2 The world became consumed with sin, so it was time to start over. There was only one man that followed the commands of God and that was Noah. He and his family were spared. Therefore, for 40 ...

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“When you bring blind animals for sacrifice, is that not wrong? When you sacrifice crippled or diseased animals, is that not wrong? Try offering them to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you?” says the Lord Almighty. Malachi 1:8 Ask yourself this question: Do I give God my best. Honestly, I don’t always give my God my best. In fact, sometimes it is just scraps. Thank God for his grace and his love. The verse above»
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“Therefore I will make Samaria a heap of rubble, a place for planting vineyards.” ~Micah 1:6 Messages bombard us from every direction, many of them contradictory. So how do we know which messages are trustworthy? In this age of instantaneous information, it often feels like we’re the only ones in history to experience this problem of knowing which message to trust. But we’re not. A Message To Trust: Does It Come True? Even as far back as»
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As we continued through Malachi this past weekend, we saw a really clear view of how God sees marriage. It is a covenant between three: God, the husband, and the wife. A bond is created in marriage which is not to be broken. In Malachi’s day, the people were violating the covenant in a couple of ways per these verses. One, they were intermarrying with people who were following after other gods. That will quickly bring down a marriage when there»