Love is an action that gives birth to emotion. The ultimate love is the ultimate sacrifice of Christ giving His life.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS
- What was one thing about this message that you found particularly compelling, encouraging, challenging, or beneficial?
- How would you describe your stress level during this season of quarantine?
- Read and discuss 1 Corinthians 13. Why is love “the most powerful spiritual force known to man”? Why is love “the greatest of these”?
- According to these verses, what should the church look like? Where in your observation are we doing well? How do we need to improve?
- Pastor Mike said that in the Bible, “faith is defined, but love is described.” Why should we know what love is from a biblical standpoint? What other verses can you think of that help us understand love from the biblical viewpoint?
- Why does real love necessitate sacrifice?
- How is love a “spiritual lubricant“ that loosens relational friction? Where have you observed or experienced this?
- Discuss this statement: “Love is an action that gives birth to emotion.” How have you seen this principle at work?
- How is 1 Corinthians 13 an impossible standard apart from the gospel of Jesus?
- How does the gospel make us indebted to love others?
- As you consider biblical love through the lens of 1 Corinthians 13, how do you need to apply this at home? In your neighborhood? At your workplace?
- Take some time to pray through 1 Corinthians 13. As you take stock of each attribute in your life, where are you doing well? What needs improvement and growth?