“Love always TRUSTS”
1 Cor. 13:7
(This message is online at: nwbcspringfield.com) - Use this listening guide as you watch the video worship services online. This will also have questions you can use with your connect group.
There’s only one alphabetical letter of difference between the words _______________ and _______________
NIV 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres
Nas -- 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Message – “always looks for the best”
What it doesn’t mean:
1. Love believes ________________________
2. Love doesn’t believe what is ________________ unsound
3What it does mean:
1. Love believes the best about people
This Apostle of Love – doesn’t believe _________________ or everyone – He knows __________ is the judge – but he teaches us to be _________________
2. Love believes the best love is ______________ love
ICEBREAKER——Do you have a paper map in your vehicle? Has the GPS ever taken you to the wrong destination?
APPLY THE BIBLE - Read Luke 15:22-24 – Which character best describes you—the Father, the prodigal son, or the oldest son?
Q1—Share an example from your life—when you had to trust someone who you didn’t think was trustworthy?
Q2— What does it mean that love is not gullible and naïve? .
Q3—. John MacArthur wrote and said, “Love will always opt for the most favorable possibility. If a loved one is accused of wrong, love will consider him innocent until proven guilty. If he turns out to be guilty, love will give him credit for the best motive.” What does that mean to you?
Q4—Pastor Paul made the statement: We don’t believe or TRUST – because we worry – We assume responsibility for things God never intended us to have. Explain how that has happened in your life.
A LITTLE LOVE HOMEWORK:
Everyday – ask Him to be my shepherd -- Every day ask Jesus to be my shepherd – “The Lord is my shepherd.”
· CHANCE TO SERVE --- TALK ABOUT LOVE WEEK—PLAN WHAT DAYS—ETC… PRAY THAT GOD WILL USE YOUR GROUP TO SHOW THE LOVE OF JESUS