Malachi 1:14-2:2. 8-10

Religious leaders are warned that they have caused many to “stray” and “stumble” because of their teaching and actions.

1 Thessalonians 2:7-9. 13

God’s message is a “living power” among communities of Christians.

Matthew 23: 1-12

The failures of the scribes and Pharisees are identified, and Jesus suggests that his followers seek a path of humility and service.