LOVE IS THE GREATEST

NewPhase Full Gospel Church

Davidville, #08, Dr. Dan Iya St. Opposite Unity Bank, Mararaba

NEWPHASE FOCUS CARE GROUP FELLOWSHIP

Discussion Topic:   LOVE IS THE GREATEST (I Cor. 13:13)

Introduction:

The three most important Pillars of Destiny are: FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE. However, the greatest of them all is LOVE.

What does LOVE mean? (Let member give their own definition first).

LOVE means: …

… to hold dear to,                                     … to be fond of,  

… to like and be attracted to,               … to find irresistible,      

… to feel affection for.                             … to care for,

To love means to passionately desire the good of another and going all out to seek his/her general wellbeing.

Man is not a bio-accident. Man is a product of a well calculated, thought-out and deliberate plan of God; created to fulfil divine purpose on the planet earth. Hence he is made in the image and likeness of God (Gen. 1:26,27).

 God is LOVE (I Jn 4:8). Man therefore was created as love personified. However, this nature of man was damaged at Eden when man sinned, giving rise to hatred and wickedness (Jer. 17:9).

The new Birth restores man back to the original divine nature at creation. The Born Again Believer therefore carries that love nature of God. (The first fruit of the Spirit is LOVE, Gal. 5:22).

  • LOVE is the First and the greatest of all the Commandments of God (Mat 22:37-40).
  • LOVE is the proof of true discipleship (John 13:34-35; John 15:12,13,17).

(So, without practical love for the brethren, you are not a Christian).

  • LOVE covers multitude of sins (I Pt. 4:8; John 3:16).
  • LOVE is as strong as death (SOS 8:6), no man resists it.
  • God’s judgement/reward is be based on how much we love others (Mat. 25:31-46). So we have no other choice but to love.

What other things does the scripture says about LOVE? (Let members Comment)

Prayer: Lord, teach us how to love You and how to love our neighbours.

           NewPhase Full Gospel Church

                   Davidville, #08, Dr. Dan Iya St. Opposite Unity Bank, Mararaba

NEWPHASE FOCUS CARE GROUP FELLOWSHIP

Discussion Topic:   LOVE IS THE GREATEST (I Cor. 13:13)

Introduction:

The three most important Pillars of Destiny are: FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE. However, the greatest of them all is LOVE.

Application of Love

Is it only the pastor’s responsibility to love or the responsibility of all members?

LOVE is the First and the greatest of all the Commandments (Mat 22:37-40).

LOVE is the proof of true discipleship (John 13:34-35; John 15:12,13,17).

(Read the following passages, if possible from different versions of the Bible).

  • I John 3:16-18
  • I John 4:7-12, 20-21
  • Mat. 7:12
  • I John 3:14-15; I Peter 4:15

We are enjoined to:

  • Have fervent (ardent, passionate, enthusiastic, fanatic, zealous) LOVE for one another (I Peter 1:22; I Peter 4:8).
  • Show hospitality without murmuring (I Peter 4:9).
  • Forgive those who trespass against us (Eph. 4:31,32; Col. 3:12-14; Mat. 6:14; Mat.18:35).
  • Helping the needy (Jam. 2:15-16; Jam. 1:27).
  • Others … (let member say which other ways they can show love to others)

CONCLUSION: Jam. 2:8-9. It is a sin not to love. It is the sin of murder (I Peter

       4:15).

Prayer: Lord, fill us with your grace to be able to love our neighbours in truth and in deed.

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