MORE ‘Love Lessons’ Conversation Starters

Jul 1, 2018 | Life Groups, MORE

The over-arching principle: “LOVE NEVER FAILS”
Read 1 Corinthians 1-8 in two or more versions of the Bible

  1. What one phrase stands out to you the most from this passage?
  2. 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?
  3. 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?
  4. What was the main problem Paul had with the Corinthians, as stated in verse 1-3?
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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?