“Love endures all things”
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.
John Macarthur wrote --- “Love bears what otherwise is unbearable; it believes what otherwise is unbelievable; it hopes in what otherwise is hopeless; and it _______________when anything less than love would give up. After love bears it believes. After it believes it hopes. After it hopes it endures. There is no “after” for endurance, for _______________ is the unending climax of love.”
“hupó,” means _____________ ménō means to ______________
12 _________________we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with ____________________ the race that is set before us,
…………. let us lay aside every _______________, and the ________ which so easily ensnares us,……………….
1. Consider _________________
2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls
ICEBREAKER——Imagine you could be an Olympic Athlete. What Olympic event would you chose to compete in?
APPLY THE BIBLE - Read Hebrews 12:2-3 – What does it mean to endure hostility?
Q1— Will we throw in the towel and walk away? Will we be content to just "let it be," never working towards making things better? Will we be willing to look past the annoyances and differences and love the person anyway?
Q2— Can we create a Marriage Where Love Endures All Things? ?.
Q3—Do you agree with the statement: “we live in a culture that’s so self-centered -- when we don’t get what we want – we’re out of here.”
Q4—Pastor Paul made the statement: This love that endures – stays – it remains – when everyone and everything is shouting at you to leave – and to quit. . Explain how that works in your life
A LITTLE LOVE HOMEWORK:
· Read Psalm 136 this week—and say the words “His Love endures forever” everyday. And write down how it changed your day.
· TALK ABOUT LOVE WEEK—how did your group do? How can we continue to show God’s love? PRAY THAT GOD WILL USE YOUR GROUP TO SHOW THE LOVE OF JESUS