Love

SHARE
  1. What are you thankful for?
  2. Who has encouraged you since we last met?
  3. How have you experienced God this week?
  4. What do you need God’s help for?
  5. How can we help you with your needs?
  6. Do any of your neighbours have needs that we can meet?
REVIEW
  1. What have you put into practice since our last meeting?
  2. Have you been able to help meet the needs of any of your neighbours?
  3. Did you tell anyone what you discovered in our last meeting? How did they respond?
READ
  1. Read the passage aloud twice.
  2. Have one person retell the passage in their own words with the group’s help.
  3. Was there anything missed or added?

1 Corinthians 13

1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.For we know in part and we prophesy in part,10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

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DISCOVER
  1. What stands out for you in this passage?
  2. What do you like and what bothers you in this passage?
  3. What does this passage tell you about God and people?
  4. What does this passage say about the topic you selected?
APPLY
  1. What are some possible ways a person could apply this passage? Is there:
    • A behaviour to change?
    • A promise to claim?
    • An example to follow?
    • A command to obey?
  2. Ask God what He wants you to do in response to the passage.
  3. Share this with the group
  4. What can we do to help the people in our community this week?
  5. When do you want to meet again? Which social platform?
  6. What are some ways we can connect with each other between now and when we meet together again?
 

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