ICEBREAKER:Share some examples of healthy marriages. Why are they healthy?
Read Malachi 2:10
What metaphor does Malachi use to explain the relationships between the people of Israel and God? Why does that metaphor resonate with the the people?
Read Malachi 2:11-12
What is God calling detestable? Why? Our relationships can easily pull us away from God. Why would marriage to people who worship other gods pull the people away from the LORD?
Read Malachi 2:13-16
What were the people wanting the LORD to do? Why was he refusing to bless their offerings? Why would the state of our relationships affect our worship of the LORD?
Who does verse 15 say we belong to? Why do you think knowing who made us can help us remain faithful?
If you are married – How can we support you and your marriage?
If you are single – How can we support you and your pursuit of God and his Mission?
How can we pray for each other?