My wife and I are part of this great community group in Nova through our church. Tomorrow night, we’ll be facilitating the group’s study and discussion of 1 Corinthians 13–the famous love chapter in the Bible. I’ve posed the following questions to the group. But then I remembered this whole online thing is about community in a different way, so I thought I’d pose these to you as well.
If you will, pick a question, ask God for guidance, and give us your best answer!
- What is a Biblical definition of love?
- What is important about the Bible saying “God is love?”
- Is it our job to love others, or is it the Spirit’s job to others through us? Or neither, or both?
- Is it loving to think of others as more important than us, or as important than us?
- Why does God go to such lengths to define the attributes of love?
- What’s the significance of the similarities between the characteristics of love in 1 Cor 13 and the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23?
- Is there a difference in how men and women should respond to the command: “Love one another”? Or does obedience in this way look the same regardless of gender?
- What does this verse mean: “We love because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19)?
- Why is love the “greatest of these” (1 Cor 13:13)?
- Is it possible to overemphasize love? If so, how?