[Love] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails...And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:7-8a, 13 (NKJV)
But as we will see in our study passages, we can often confuse what we do for others, and how spiritual we appear to others, with how much we Love others...and The Lord. This could not be further from the truth! In this Study we will focus on learning how to relate to God and others, and minister out of our Love for Jesus above all else. We will prayerfully learn to keep the whole purpose of Salvation at the forefront of all we do and say: Love.
I welcome you to join in on a sweet and simple journey, already in progress, to breaking down into basics, the growing into an authentic and intentional Love relationship with Jesus that will spill over into everything you do, and everyone you meet. Won't you join us over the next few weeks as we grow in our, "Mission: Falling in Love with Jesus!"
~Pouring my life out in worship, like Costly Oil~
Week Four : Showing Others What Loving Jesus Really Looks Like
But when we are talking about meaningful life, relationships, and eternity (ministry), there is nothing greater for us to communicate in all we do than our Love for The One who gave His all in order to prove His Love for the world. If His motivation was/is Love, then as His followers and ambassadors, should our motivation be any less? If His every action spoke Love, should ours speak anything less?
He bore all that the Father commissioned Him to bear, believed all the Father spoke to Him, hoped for all that was promised Him, and endured all that was required for Love to reign. He is our ultimate example, and our Love for Him compels us to follow in obedience and submission. It is not an easy path, but how can I not walk it in honor, gratitude, and Love for Whom I live?
I have fallen in Love! And I want everyone I meet to see and know what that looks like!
Explain verse 7 in your own words.
What do you think is so significant about “these three” faith, hope, and Love?
What do you think Paul means by “abide?”
Why do you think these three abide?
Why do you think Love is greater than faith and hope?
How do these three verses help us reflect our Love for Jesus, and His Love for humanity? Example?
How has Love made a difference in how you relate to God and others?