Life In Christ Bible Study
Topic: Love
Presented by Michael Webb
Scripture References: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

August 1, 2020

 

Open It

  1. What, to you is an unmistakable demonstration of love?
  2. *Who is the most loving person you know? Why do you think so?
  3. What qualities do you associate with love?

Explore It

  1. What makes speaking in tongues, faith, generosity, and even martyrdom worthless? (13:1-3)
  2. How could a person use spiritual gifts in a useless manner? (13:1-3)
  3. *What do we gain if we don’t have love? (13:3)
  4. Why is love important? (13:3)
  5. *What qualities does love have? (13:4-8)
  6. Why will prophecy, tongues, and knowledge pass away? (13:8-9)
  7. How will we be different when we see Christ? (13:10-12)
  8. What is our spiritual imperfection like? (13:11)
  9. How do adults and children act and reason differently? (13:11)
  10. How will our knowledge of God change when we see Christ? (13:12)
  11. *What is the greatest of all gifts? (13:13)

Get It

  1. Why do you think Paul wrote about love to the Corinthians?
  2. Why might it be easy to use a spiritual gift without love?
  3. How can a person demonstrate love?
  4. How should Christians demonstrate love for each other?
  5. *In what practical ways can you show a love that never fails?
  6. How did Jesus exemplify love?
  7. Why won’t prophecy, knowledge, and tongues be necessary when Jesus returns?
  8. *When have you received the love described in this passage?
  9. What is difficult about loving?
  10. What expectations do you have, knowing you will see Jesus face to face one day?

Apply It

  1. What will help you to remember to use your gifts in a loving way?
  2. *How could you show love to a difficult person this week?

 

 Scripture for Lesson:

 

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 (NKJV)
1  Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.
2  And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
3  And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
4  Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;
5  does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;
6  does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
7  bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8  Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.
9  For we know in part and we prophesy in part.
10  But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
11  When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12  For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13  And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

 

Love