Read 1 JOHN 4:7-10.
Based on these verses, what is the biblical meaning of love?
God showed His love for us by sending His Son to be the sacrifice for our sins. What insight does this give us into how God expects us to show love to others?
What happens to our efforts to love each other if those efforts aren’t connected to Jesus’ love for us?
How willing are you to make loving sacrifices for others right now?
What does your willingness to do so show about the way you see and show love?
What is the difference between claiming that “God is loving,” and claiming that “God is love”?
Why is the second more meaningful than the first?
How does God’s love for us transform the way we see other people?
When we fail to love others, what does it reveal about our own relationship with God?
Do you find yourself more loving or more critical and judgmental of others right now?
If the latter, how are you going to reconnect with the love of God in Christ this week?
How can we pray for and walk alongside each other if we are questioning the love of God due to a specific circumstance right now?
What opportunities are there for you or our group to make visible the love of God this week?