February 23, 2014

Renewal of Faith (5) – Renewal in Offerings

By Rev. Jeremiah Cheung

Malachi 3:7-12

The fifth debate focuses on Tithes and Offerings. In verse 7: “Ever since the time of your ancestors, you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty.

Note the two uses of the word “return” – God wants his people to return to Him, and God wants to return to His people.

Let us consider today’s message from these two angles:

1. We are to return to God v8-10

a. Do not rob God of what belongs to Him

b. Return to God what is His (tithe)

2. God will Return to Us v11-12

a. God will Rebuke Our Enemy

b. God will make us the Object of Envy of All Nations