Community Groups Week of May 28th

Community Groups Week of May 28th

Announcements :

* PRAYER: Please pray for all of the students who will be participating in the Student Missions Camp - "Unleashed" this summer. That they would grow in their love for the Lord. 

* Community Group Break:  Groups close on June 3rd. Let's stay in touch over the summer! 

Very Important: Please view the Leader video below for week #6:

 

Main Text:   1 Corinthians 13:4-5

Sermon Title:  Love Is, Part 2: You before Me! 

SUGGESTED DISCUSSION QUESTIONS...

(Please feel free to modify questions to accommodate your specific group!)

HIGH/LOW:  What was the high point of your week and the low point?

Please read:  1 Corinthians 13:1-7

REFLECT:  The scriptures present and look at love very differently than people often do. However, God gives us a powerful and pointed pictured of the Love that He calls us too, a love of preference! The scriptures cut deep here, as Paul cries out for a genuine love of preference, "You over me!" In your marriage is it, "ME over you" or "YOU over me?"  

  • How would you define the kind of love that Paul is referring too? (Focus on vs. 4-5)

  • How can marriage illustrate the AGAPE love (love of preference) that is vital to success?

  • Why do you think Paul, the author of 1 Corinthians, writes so much about what love is NOT?

  • How are you rude to your husband/ wife? 

  • What area of your life are you most likely not seeking the input of your spouse? Do they know that?  

  • How does the Gospel help to overcome these marriage killers?

  • What does John 3:16 tell us about the love of God?

  • In what ways can you go out of your way this week to show "You before me" (love) to your spouse? 

Theme/Quote:

  • We say we love so many things. The world has overused and undervalued this word “Love.” The scriptures present and look at love very differently than people often do. In fact, the world has a dysfunctional view of love, and God help us, many of us have a self-centered view of it. By telling us what love is not, the Apostle Paul unfolds for us a clear and crisp view of the kind of love that is “others-centered”. God’s view of love is always a preference for the other person! Paul’s strong letter to the Corinthian church is an appeal for this kind of love. However, Paul’s words pierce time and space to show you and me today the kind of love which is to mark our marriages and illustrate our lives.  

  • Don't forget to post your attendance after group.