“Let us be passionate in our love for others. Let us have eyes that see the need around us. Let us follow the great example that we have in Christ, who gave His life as a ransom for many. And as we love others, may the world around us notice and be drawn to our Savior for His honor and glory.”
Open in Prayer
• How Vast the Love
• O Church Arise
• Build My Life
Icebreaker Question: How do you know if someone loves you? Please share an example.
Passage: 1 Cor. 13:1-8a. “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.”
Key Idea: Love for others is a mark of true faith in Christ.
1. How is love defined in the Bible and who are we supposed to love?
2. Why is it sometimes hard to love people? What does this reveal about our hearts?
3. Why do you think it’s important to be a part and remain connected to a church family?
4. What are some specific and practical ways that we can love and encourage others during this difficult time?
Spend time in prayer as a family
1. For those who are needy and suffering
– That we would recognize the need around us and reach out to help in love
2. For the community of Lighthouse
– That we not grow weary in loving and encouraging one another
3. For the ministry of the Gospel
– That our neighbors would see our love for them and we would point them to Christ