Message Series Group Discussion
What Are We Even Doing Here?; August 4, 2022
Love is showing "I am trustworthy and you are worth loving"
1 John 3:16, 4:7-10; Matthew 22:37-39; Leviticus 19:18, 34; Romans 13:9; Galatians 5:14; James 2:8; Philippians 2:5-11
Read 1 John 4:7-10 and 3:16. What does it tell us about God that he did not wait for us to love him in return before coming for us in Jesus?
On a scale of 1-10, how trustworthy/dependable/stable were the people in my home and on a scale of 1-10 how worthy of love did they make me feel? Can you share a short story from your past that illustrates this?
How do you think most people in our culture would define "love"? Is there anyone in your community that lives our the definition that Brett used as showing people in their relationships that "I am trustworthy and you are worth loving"?
Is there someone that you can think of that particularly needs someone to care for them like Jesus, who takes the initiative without waiting for love to be paid back?
Name one relationships that you would like to focus on over the next few weeks. What are some practical ways that you can show you are trustworthy/dependable/stable and that the other person is worthy of being loved?
Heavenly Father, you show us what love is because, as John says, God is love. Help us to live in love and therefore live in you. We want to be like Jesus who laid his life down for others. Thank you for loving us, help us to love others. Amen.