Biblical Inspiration

A Father’s Heart ~ Malachi 4:5–6



Fathers Day


A Father’s Heart

Malachi 4:5–6

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bulletin – Pastor to People – Sermon Notes


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June 20, 2010


The Moody Church in Chicago

A Father’s Heart



Bulletin – Sunday, June 20, 2010


Prelude Old English Folk Tune (Allan Mahnke); Andante (L. Dollhopf)

Welcome Pastor Tim Stafford

Baby Dedication Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Invocation Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer


Scripture Reading Selections from Matthew 6 (ESV) Vivienne Dawkins

        “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Pray then like this:

        “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

        “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?          And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

         Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.

         But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.


“Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven” Hymnal 1 (Tune: Lauda Anima)

“Blessed Be the Lord God Almighty” Hymnal 62

“Awesome in This Place” (David Billington)

“Think about His Love” Hymnal 158


Anthem Sanctuary Choir; Julia Baad, soloist “Glory, Glory Hallelujah” (arr. Howard Helvey)


Pastoral Prayer Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Offertory “Wondrous Love” (Anthony Giamanco)


“Doxology – A Word of Praise” Hymnal 815

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below.

Praise Him, above – ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.


A Father’s Testimony Larry McCarthy, Jr.


A Father’s Heart

Malachi 4:5–6

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer


“Be Thou My Vision” Hymnal 562

Benediction Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Postlude (Karl Wolfrum)


This Evening at 5:00pm, Room 107–108

Sunday Evening Gathering


The Greatest Story Ever Told


Leviticus 16 and Exodus 3

Rev. Steve Mason



Pastor to People

         Thanks, friends, for your prayers for Rebecca and me while we were in Europe . God gave us a great tour, with new friends and new experiences. We are thankful for the ongoing ministry of our pastoral staff and leadership of The Moody Church in our absence.

         Each summer the elders have graciously given me permission to be absent from the pulpit for a number of weeks. This summer, my schedule will be intermittent; for example, although I will be absent next Sunday, I will be back speaking on Sunday, July 4. That morning my topic will be “When a Nation Forgets God.” Then, of course, Rebecca and I will enjoy our inspiring Fourth of July celebration that afternoon.

         Next Sunday morning we will have the privilege of hearing from a brilliant young scholar, Dr. Peter Williams, who will speak in our morning service. He was educated in Cambridge and returned to teach there as well as in other academic institutions. He is making a great impact for the Gospel in the scholarly world. We will not only be blessed but informed, motivated and challenged.

Have a great week.

Pastor Lutzer




Sermon Notes – Sunday, June 20, 2010



Malachi 4:5–6

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer


Malachi 4 ESV
The Great Day of the LORD

5(M) “Behold, I will send you(N) Elijah the prophet(O) before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes. 6And he will(P) turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and(Q) strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.”[c]


1. A Father’s Example


2. A Father’s Instruction










3. A Father’s Failure











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