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Saturday, May 12, 2007
  Most interesting presentation of a minor prophet
Graham Doel has posted his Sunday Evenings Choices (ideas for upcoming Sunday evening service discussion series). His topics for Malachi strike me as the most interesting presentation of that minor prophet that I've seen!

How can I be sure?

Malachi and a mirror

Imagine you are your favourite action hero. Not sure what is round the corner she edges towards the corner of the corridor she clutches the butt of her pistol, ready herself and pounces round the corner ready to blast the living daylights out of anything that exists. Not being sure of something changes the way we act. During a time of major change in the way people lived their lives Malachi looks on and can see them asking how can I be sure?

This five week series will give us the opportunity to hold Malachi up like a mirror. As we ask our Questions Malachi reflects them back through 2500 years of history:

  1. Can I be sure if God exists he loves me? Aren’t all vicars are pedophiles?
  2. Why do the good die young and evil people last forever?
  3. Jesus was a good bloke, do I have to believe he was God’s messenger or son?
  4. Does any good come out of giving your life to God?
  5. I enjoyed watching “War of the Worlds” but I don’t believe it. Why should I believe in Christian Apocalypse?
Now, why didn't I choose the post-exilic prophets for a major focus!

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