Text: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 In this chapter, Paul took a break from his discussion of spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12, 14) to discuss love. It was certainly not unrelated to the surrounding chapters, but it also stands apart. It is applicable beyond the use of spiritual gifts, the assembly, and the church. So in this lesson, we […]

Faith, Hope, Love

Text: 1 Corinthians 13:13 This is a favorite Bible verse for many people. But many do not give much thought as to what a passage like this means in context. They just want it to mean whatever they want. In this lesson, we will take a closer look at this verse and see how we […]

God’s Love for Jacob

Text: Malachi 1:1-5 How Might We Fail to See God’s Love? (v. 2) We take it for granted We’re looking for something else We’re just not looking at all Existence without God’s Love (v. 3-4) Contrast the love shown for Jacob & the animosity toward Esau — if we separate ourselves from God’s love, what […]

What Love Will Lead Us to Do

Text: 1 John 3:18 Obey God (John 14:15; 1 John 5:3) Sacrifice Self (1 John 3:16) Put Others First (Romans 12:10; Philippians 2:3-4) Help Those in Need (1 John 3:17) Speak the Truth (Ephesians 4:15) Correct Error (2 Timothy 1:13; 4:2)