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The over-arching principle: “LOVE NEVER FAILS”
Read 1 Corinthians 1-8 in two or more versions of the Bible
- What one phrase stands out to you the most from this passage?
- Read Galatians 5:22 – Paul’s record of the “Fruit of the Spirit”. The “Fruit” is the evidence of the Spirit-filled life that should mark every believer; it’s not an optional accessory. Why do you think Paul listed “love” first on this list, and what role do you think it has in relation to the other elements listed?
- The pastor suggested we often think the teaching on such subjects is for other people, not us, because we think we’re basically a loving person and easy to get along with. Are you really? Why do we have the tendency to see the weakness in other people but not in our own lives?
- What was the main problem Paul had with the Corinthians, as stated in verse 1-3?
- A danger for all of us is that we become “followers of a lifestyle” rather than “disciples of Christ”. How do we slip into that pattern?
- In verses 4-6 Paul outlines “What Love Is”. Five characteristics stood out: Good-Natured, Humble, Selfless, Merciful, and Honest. Which of those do you struggle with the most? Why? Give examples if possible.
- In verses 7-8 Paul talks about “What Love Does”. Again, he lists four marks of real “agape” love: Protects, Trusts, Hopes, Perseveres. How have you seen that type of love demonstrated in real life?
“By this all men will know you are my disciples, if you love one another” -John 13:35
8. What did the pastor suggest this verse should figuratively be? How do we do that? How have you already seen that in action in Vancouver Church?