Unyielding Perseverance

1 Corinthians 13:1-7; Romans 5:3,4; Matthew 18:21,22

  1. How did Mark define “perseverance”?
  2. Why did Mark spend time on the word “all”? (1 Cor. 13:7)
  3. What does it mean to “cover with silence”? (”bear”)
  4. What does it mean to “believe the best first”?
  5. What does it mean for love to not be “suspicious”?
  6. Have you ever found it hard to be hopeful in your relationships?
  7. How might your love this week cause you to root for someone else to win?
  8. Has there been a season in your life where your love needed endurance?
  9. Has someone ever loved you in a way that required their endurance?
  10. According to Ephesians 6, who is the real enemy? (Ephesians 6:10-12)
  11. How does Romans 5:8 show God’s enduring love?
  12. How did the life of Jesus demonstrate love that remains? (Hebrews 12:1-3)
  13. Why did Mark hold up a mirror during the message?
  14. How might your love this week point other people to Jesus?
  15. How does this quote from Teresa of Avila offer challenge and encouragement as you face this week?

“We cannot know whether we love God, although there may be strong reason for thinking so; but there can be no doubt about whether we love our neighbor or no. Be sure that, in proportion as you (grow in love for your neighbor) you are increasing your love of God, for His Majesty bears so tender an affection for us that I cannot doubt He will repay our love for others by augmenting, in a thousand different ways, that which we bear for Him.”

Teresa of Avila (1515-1582), The Interior Castle [1577], tr., E. Allison Peers, Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1961, p. 128 

The 10 Before – March 28, 2021

UN yielding Perseverance