A Call to Respond to God's Love

Speaker: Pastor Jay Childs
Scripture: Malachi 1:15
Series: Malachi: God's Unchanging Love

Sermon Notes

  1. An Overview of Malachi's Book
  2. Reminders of God's Love

Discussion Questions

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When is the first time you remember hearing about the love/wrath of God?


  1. Read Malachi 1 out loud as a group. Summarize the chapter in your own words. What is the main point?
  2. Why were the people complaining about God not loving them? Have you ever done this? When?
  3. If you have a study Bible, remind the group of some basic information about Malachi and his times.
  4. Read Malachi 1:1-3. What does it mean, “I have loved Jacob, but Esau I hated”?
  5. Read Romans 9:6-21. How does Paul use this quote from Malachi? What is Paul’s point?
  6. Does the doctrine of election/predestination rule out God’s love? Why or why not?
  7. Read Psalm 136 out loud. What is the writer reminding us of? Why is this so easy to forget?
  8. Read Psalm 103:1-13 out loud. Talk about God’s love as revealed in the Old Testament.
  9. How is the love of God distorted in American culture today? Be specific.
  10. Read John 3:16. Name as many truths as you can find in this famous verse about God’s love.


What do you struggle more with: God’s love or wrath? Why?

Posted on October 12, 2014 and filed under Malachi.