(Love)“…does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, think no evil;” (1 Corinthians 13:5 NKJV)
CHECK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU WRECK YOURSELF.
“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:45 NKJV)
BE HUMBLE BY THINKING LESS OF YOURSELF AND MORE ABOUT OTHERS.
“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.” (Philippians 2:3-4 NLT)
“This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.” (John 15:12-14 NLT)
LOVE IS SACRIFICIAL, NOT SUPERFICIAL OR SENTIMENTAL.
“This is real love–not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.” (1 John 4:10-11 NLT)
Life Group Questions
1. What are the causes and solutions for a hardened heart?
2. Names some things that can easily provoke you and what have you learned in order to control your emotions?
3. Share some ways on how you put others before yourself? If none, why?
4. Do you think it is easy or hard to live out the Bible’s definition of love? Explain.