Love does not Envy - 1 Cor. 13:4 - Psalm 73
(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.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN LIFE’S NOT FAIR?
The word is ____________ – to be filled with zeal whether in a good or bad sense…. The noun is _______________
God is ________________—but He’s never ___________________
Jealousy is __________________ – It’s ___________
We all feel that ________________ – Envy drives us to ______________
The cause of Envy & Jealousy – is ____________________ – we don’t trust God with the ___________________ He’s given us
The ____________ for envy – is to ______________ Him
1. Call it ____________________________ ---- recognize it – it’s deception – it’s lies ---
2. Repent of ________________________
3. Confront jealousy with _______________
4. Count your ____________________
* APPLY THE BIBLE
Envy is a soul-enemy –
Proverbs 14:30, “……..envy rots the ____________________
Galatians 5:21 – It’s a fruit of the_____________________
1 Corinthians 13:4 – It’s an antonym of ________________
1 Timothy 6:4 – It’s a symptom of _________________
James 3:16 – It’s a catalyst for ________________
Romans 1:29 – It’s a mark of _____________________
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preservers. Love never fails"
ICEBREAKER—When was the first time you learned “Life isn’t fair?”
* APPLY THE BIBLE - Read the scriptures above in the * APPLY THE BIBLE section - and fill in the blanks.
Q1—Describe the difference between jealousy and envy. When can jealousy be good?
Q2—Why do you think it’s so hard to confess the sin of envy? Do you see envy as a sin? Explain.
Q3—Pastor Paul made the statement “envy is resenting God’s goodness to others and ignoring God’s goodness to me.” What does that mean to you?
Q4—How do we kill or destroy envy in our lives?
A LITTLE LOVE HOMEWORK:
Find a time to practice replacing jealousy with joy. Write down specific times you’ve been jealous and pray for joy. Pray for someone who you have compared your life with that they would grow closer to Jesus.
CHANCE TO SERVE
Have you and your group determined how you will serve during LOVE WEEK? Discuss what kinds of events would fit your Group. Yes, you can participate in more than one outreach if that works for your Group! Thank you for your hearts of compassion towards our “neighbors.”