“Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth”
1 Cor. 13:6
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1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (TODAY) 6 Love does not ______________ in _______ but _______________ with the ___________
6 Love does not ___________ in evil but ____________ with the truth.
The word that Paul uses here is literally – ________________
One author said -- “We delight in evil anytime we try to find a ______________________ place for it..”
Jeremiah 17:9 says -- The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?
John 18:37 For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.”
truth in the Bible means – the way _______________________________
ICEBREAKER——Name one scandal either political or with a celebrity. What do you think when you hear that news?
APPLY THE BIBLE - Read 3 John 3-4 Who was Paul talking about? How do we walk in the truth? How do we feel when we hear about people who are walking in the truth?
Q1—How do you know if something is true? How do you know if someone is truthful? When do you know that you have been truthful with God, another person, and yourself?
Q2— When Paul says “love does not delight in evil, he used a word that means ’Not Right’”. What have you seen in our word that’s “Not Right” ? .
Q3—. Pastor Paul made the statement : “We delight in evil anytime we try to find a respectable place for it..” What are some ways we try to justify evil?
Q4—Since truth in the Bible means – the way things are supposed to be….. How do we rejoice with the truth and show things the way they are supposed to be?
A LITTLE LOVE HOMEWORK:
· · This week look for ways we can choose to rejoice with the truth. Write down some ways you can act on the power of the truth that is in 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.”