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    Hi Kay - It is just a story to illustrate what was happening in Malachi's time and the importance of tithing.
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    Hello to the Laufers! Glad that you were able to tune in to services. I pray that you will continue in your spiritual growth and hope to meet you in person one day! All the best, Steve Myers
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    Acts 3:13 Part 2 John 8:57-58; Matt 14:27; John 18:5-6. Jesus indicates that He is that God being who appeared to Moses as “the God of your fathers”. In 2 Chronicles 20:6 there is another reference to the “LORD God of our fathers”. Here it also refers to the One who became Jesus Christ according to 1 Corinthians 10:4, the one who interacted with Israel. Even though the Father did not speak directly to people in the Old Testament period, He is certainly present throughout the Old Testament Scripture (Genesis 1:26; 11:7; Psalm 110:1). But it is also evident that God the Father has chosen to accomplish the plan for mankind through Jesus, from beginning to end. It’s also important to recognize that the name “the Lord” (YHWH) can at times refer to the One who became Jesus Christ, and can in other instances refer to the One known as the Father. It is the context that determines to whom it refers. So, who is “the God of our fathers”? We can conclude that both God (the Father) and the Word (Jesus Christ) can be considered the “God of our fathers”. It is the context that determines to whom it refers.
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    Part 1. Acts 3:13 Some wonder about Acts 3:13 “The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go.” This certainly speaks of God the Father. But a question arises: Was only God the Father the “God of our fathers” or could the one who became Jesus Christ also be the “God of our fathers”? As we consider the topic we should be sure not to proof text or use a passage in isolation. An important event that is relative to this subject is when Moses asked the God being who told him to go to Egypt: “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and shall say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” (Exodus 3:13). God then replies, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you’” (Exodus 3:14). The One who spoke this was not the one who became the Father but instead, the God being who became Jesus Christ. We clearly see that connection to Jesus being the I AM in these passages:
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    Hello! Your are right - Zechariah is missing. We'll have the study on Zechariah presented live on May 17. Following that, it will be posted with the other eleven. Thanks for noticing!