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Malachi 2:17-3:5

The sermon text for this coming Lord’s Day is Malachi 2:17-3:5. Here are some questions to assist you in preparation for the sermon.

1. Who is the “messenger” spoken of in verse 1? What is the role of the messenger?

2. What is the relationship between the messenger and the Lord?

3. How is Malachi 2:17 connected to 3:1-5?

4. A rhetorical question is asked in verse 2. “But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears?” What is the point Malachi is trying to communicate in asking this question? (Joel 2:11)

5. In what way will the Lord act as “a refiner and purifier of silver”? What does this metaphor refer to to? (Isa 1:25; 4:4; Zech 13:9)