REMEMBER (30 min)
Remember God: Worship, Prayer or Communion
Print out the sheet listing the ‘one another scriptures’ and pass it around the group, reading out the scriptures and then spend time praying out of them
Remember each other: Care
Optional- break up into smaller groups for 10 min Hi/Lo check in
Remember the Liturgy:
Remember what we learned and put into practice last week: Accountability
Topic: Persevere through Worship: Part 2
Share how practicing the ‘Philippians 4 Tool’ encouraged or helped you to persevere.
REFLECT (30 min)
Prepare (See the Leaders Guide for a brief commentary and context for the scripture and core truth from the topic)
Introduce today’s topic and any commentary or context for the scripture
Topic Title: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 - “The Greatest Of These Is Love”
Share the Summary Scripture for the topic: 1 John 4:7-10 - “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”
Share “Core Truths from the topic” in the leaders guide where needed
Share context for Scripture Story: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Read the Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
What is the biblical and historical context?
What does this reveal about God and People? (optional)
Why does moving in power, doing miracles, knowing mysteries, moving mountains in faith and giving all you have, mean nothing without love?
How does the revelation that love is the final and ultimate measure of your life in the end affect how you live now?
Talk through the definition and descriptions of love together, what stands out? How is Paul’s definition of love different from our culture today?
RESPOND (30 min)
Experience and Encounter
Take some time to reflect on the following questions:
Over the last year, which of the descriptions of love have you grown in the most and which one do you desire to grow in and why?
How will you practice this? Break up into partners and share and pray with one another.
Lord’s Supper (Communion)
Practice and Obey (for the coming week)
Spend time this week asking the Father to meet you with His love each day and to empower you to love as you are loved. Practice the specific aspect of love you want to grow in from 1 Corinthians 13.
The Lord’s Prayer