LOST + FOUND


BIBLE STUDY LESSON

TITLE: LOST + FOUND
READING: The Entire Book of Malachi
SONG: His Eyes Is On The Sparrow

In this reading we will discover how to set up a Lost + Found, as well as help find the lost.

The book of Malachi is an important book, it is the last book of the Old Testament. It’s not only the bridge of the old and new testament but it is also the records of the last prophet until the new prophet Elijah that will come and usher in a new covenant with man + God.

The book of Malachi comes in a question-answer form that is very useful. The key factor here is knowing that “Malachi” means messenger.

Malachi 1:4
It speaks on the people wanting to rebuild but God won’t allow it.

This passage reminds me of the studying I have been doing on ancient Egypt and the Pyramids of Gaza. You see people trying to find ways to rebuild the Pyramids and that ancient civilization that once flourished and ruled the world. But when God says something is lost, it will not be found again.

Malachi 1:5
Speaks on seeing the world through God.

This passage reminds me of the part of the song: “I was blind, but now I see.”

Malachi 1:7-8
Speaks on weak sacrifice that won’t be sufficient to God.

Malachi 1:9-10
Speaks on what’s favorable to God.

Now ask yourself…
*How many weak sacrifices have we made unto God?
* What can we do to be favorable to God?
(Now pay attention to the fact that I didn’t say “favorable by God” but “favorable to God” ultimately meaning that we should  not to seek favorites from God but to rejoice in the fact that being favorable to God is a good offer.)

Malachi 2:1-3
Speaks on weak preaching.

You see, by order to have a Lost + Found, you must first lose something for it to be found. What stops people from coming to the Lost + Found without losing? You must have an authority.

Malachi 2:6-7
Speaks on the authority of the order of the Lost + Found.

I remember when I was in school and someone would spill milk on their shirt and the teacher would send the student to the Lost + Found, because she had that authority.

You see, those items weren’t claimed so they went back into the Blessing Pool.

Now ask yourself…
*What blessings haven’t you claimed?

You can’t get mad when you see someone else walking around with your shirt on that you didn’t go claim. Your blessings are the same way. “Use it or Lose It”

Malachi 2:13-14
Speaks on how you can lose your Blessings.

Unlike the last passage when it speaks of losing a blessing because of the procrastination of claiming it; this passage speaks on losing your blessings from self-sabotage due to the way you treat people. This is either good or bad seasoning on your offer. Which will be the main ingredient in your karma.

Malachi 3:5
Speaks on the judgement of the Lost.

This passage doesn’t speak on lost items or opportunities but focuses on Lost Souls.

Malachi 3:6
Speaks on the Joy of being Found!

It’s like playing Hide + Seek with God. If he doesn’t seek you, then you are not favorable. But if he comes to find you, then you are chosen. So, how long are you going to hide?

Malachi 3:8-9
Speaks on being Lost when it comes to Tithes and Offerings.

Malachi 3:10
Shows us how the Church is God’s Lost + Found.

The tithes that we bring shouldn’t just be monetary gestures but also offerings of a pure heart, that God can use to help the Lost find their way.

Malachi 3:15
Warns us not to envy the Lost or their Lost ways here on earth.

Malachi 3:17-18
Tells us to rejoice in being Found by God.

* BONUS *

Malachi 4:4-6
Is God’s final warning in the last Testament.

I bring this up because even in my own walk I was confused of why they had an Old and New Testament. In this lesson we learned that those old ways will be Lost until the new prophet comes bringing the new covenant that will be found in the New Testament.

So, as we close out this year, we will lose our old ways as we find new ones in the new year! Amen.
#GloryToGod


LESSON BY:
DERRICK LAMPKIN
GTG Leader | 2022

* Readings taken from the New King James Version (NKJV)
* Links comes from Bible.com and also links to The Bible App by YouVersion.

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