The sermon text for this coming Sunday is Malachi 1:6-2:9. In this section, God exposes and rebukes the priests of Israel for their behavior. 1. What are the specific charges that God brings against the priests? 2. How were the priests supposed to know what God desired for them to do? 3. What consequences does God threaten upon the priests? How do you interpret that threat God makes in Malachi 2:3? Is this really an appropriate response from God? 4. What covenant is God referring to in Malachi 2:4? 5. How might we fall into the same sin as these priests? What can we do to prevent this?