There is probably no book more suited to our life as Christians in the 21st Century as this book. Calvin said of this book that he knew of no book which was more relevant, which spoke more clearly to his times, and where his courage was renewed. This is an encouraging series for discouraged Christians.
Malachi (1971, 1978)
A Book for Backslides who had no business to be backslides for they had Godly examples, but they had forgotten God and how to worship God aright. They still mostly had an outward show of following God but live just like the world. He pleads with them to repent and return to God. It also shows us the importance of the older believers to passion their vision and zeal to the up-and-coming generations so that the work would continue. (Note MAL04 noisy)
Zechariah 1:1-21 The word of the Lord came.... Zechariah 2:1-13 Zion, city of our God. Zechariah 3:1-10 What's the point? Zechariah 4:1-14 Pure encouragement. Zechariah 5:1-11 We should be afraid to sin. Zechariah 6:1-15 The Lord is King! Zechariah 7:1-14 What God really wants. Zechariah 9:1-17 Behold your King! Zechariah 9:11-10:12 His Kingdom cannot fail. Zechariah 11:1-17 The rejection of Christ & what followed. Zechariah 12:1-14 The Church is safe & how to recognise it Zechariah 13:1-9 Our salvation, our Saviour. Zechariah 14:1-21 What lies ahead. Malachi 1:1-5 The forgotten doctrine of Election. Malachi 1:6-14 A neglected practice of Consecration, seen in their attitude to public worship & lack of Repentance. Malachi 2:1-16 God hates sin & God is good. Malachi 2:17-3:5 Three symptoms of the spiritual deserted. Malachi 3:8-10 Spiritual deterioration "Will a man rob God" the practice of tithing. (Mark 12:41-44, Mark 14:3-9). Malachi 3:1-6 & 3:16-4:6 Gods final word to backsliders, Judgement is coming, so repent & keep God Law.