Sermon outline: This is an abbreviated outline with the complete sermon downloadable at the bottom of the post.
Text: Malachi 1:6–14
Title: Where Is My Honor?
Introduction: Malachi is the last of the Old Testament voices calling for God’s people to make their paths straight. His name simply means, “My Messenger,” and the message that was his to deliver was a burdensome message indeed.
I. The Confrontation—Where Is My Honor?
A. You Are Dishonoring
B. Your Service Is Drudgery
C. Your Sacrifice Is Despicable
D. Your Attitude Is Defensive
E. Your Thinking Is Delusional
II. The Condemnation—Where Is Your Harvest?
III. The Commendation—Here Are My Honored!
Conclusion: In many ways, church, and the service of God, is like a bank. So often, people come to draw from it and conclude that they are getting nothing out of it. Sadly, they have put nothing in.
Questions to consider:
- Are you investing your best or your leftovers?
- Are you serving with joy or out of duty?
- Are you, potentially, even defending yourself and your service to God? If so, return to Him, and see if He won’t pour out a blessing on you that you cannot contain.