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Our Father In Heaven Week 2

Oct 14, 2018

Passage:Malachi 2

Preacher: Pastor Loren Houltberg

Series: Our Father in Heaven


Our Father in Heaven First Love Malachi 2

1. ______________ is the Hebrew word most often used for the Father’s love for us. It is a ______________ love. (Exodus 34:6-7)

2. God’s Covenant love is a pledge, a perpetual ______________, an unbreakable bond between the Father and His children.

3. ______________ is the Greek word for the Father’s covenant love in the New Testament and in 1 Corinthians 13:7, this love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things and endures all things.

4. ______________ is loving this present world and overusing it. (James 4:4; 2 Timothy 4:10; Malachi 2:11; 1 Corinthians 7:31)

5. After our love for the Lord our first love should first show up in our ______________ and family. (Malachi 2:13-16)

6. Marriage is the ______________ institution God love. (Malachi 2:11) All the resources of heaven are behind it.

7. The Father’s covenant love should be ______________ in the love between a husband and wife. (Ephesians 5:21-27)

8. Marriage should help us ______________ the Lord better. (Hosea 2:18-20)

9. The family is the ______________ place the Father’s love should be caught and taught. (Malachi 2:15)

10. TheFather______________divorcebecauseitmakesitharderforustocomprehendtheFathercovenantloveand wear His robe of righteousness. (Malachi 2:16)


1. Chesed; covenant, 2. promise, 3. Agape, 4. Idolatry, 5. marriage, 6. holy, 7. expressed, 8. know, 9. first, 10. Hates

Questions to Ponder

  1. In your own words, what is your understanding of the Father’s covenant love?

  2. Give examples of loving this present world and overusing it. (read James 4:4; 1 John 2:16; 2 Timothy 4:10)

  3. How does the Father’s covenant love show up in your marriage? Give examples.

  4. Read Hosea 2:18-20. How do you know the Lord better because of your marriage?

  5. Do you think the home is the best place to teach and catch the Father’s covenant love? Why?

  6. What did the Lord say to you through today’s message?