1 Corinthians 13:1-4
1 Thessalonians 5:9-18
- What is the context of Paul’s teaching on love in 1 Corinthians 13?
- Have you found it difficult to be patient during the last year or so?
- What is the meaning and construction of the word we translate as “patient”? (1 Cor. 13:4)
- Has God given us what we deserve? (1 Thess. 5:9)
- How might the good news of God’s grace in our lives inform your relationships this week?
- What purpose does the word “therefore” serve in 1 Thess. 5:11?
- Would Paul address you in the same way as he did the Thessalonians at the end of 1 Thess. 5:11?
- What is the relationship between peace with God and patience with people?
- Who do you need to thank this week for pouring into your life?
- Who comes to mind as we discussed the “idle”, “fainthearted” and “weak”?
- Have you ever found it easier to win the argument and lose the person? What steps might you need to take this week to make that right?
- How did Proverbs 15:18 challenge you? Which kind of person do you see yourself as?
- Why is worry an inhibitor of worship? What is the remedy?
- What should our perspective be during “unfruitful” seasons of our lives?
- Take some time this week to earnestly pray for someone you find difficult. As you do, consider how your perspective changes.