Sunday, May 22, 2011

Questions about Love

Text: Colossians 3: 12 - 14
Sermon: Rev. Matt Kennedy

1. [Lead-In] What are some of the things you love?

2. The English language has limitations that prevent us for understanding different levels of love.  Without using the Greek definitions (if you remember or know them), discuss the different levels or meanings of the word love.

3. [v.12-14] How are the virtues in verse 12 enhanced or improved with the addition of love?  In other words, how to love 'bind them together in perfect unity?"

4. [v.13-14] How is love related to forgiveness?  Can you have one without the other?  Why or why not?

5. Why is making decisions based on eros (romantic or irrational) love unhealthy or unwise?

6.  Why is it a good thing that we have needs based on agape (unconditional or God-like) love?  In other words, why are we created with needs that only God can fill, and why is this a good thing?

7. Why do we falter in spreading agape (unconditional or God-like) love to a dark and fallen world, when we know that it is necessary for a relationship with God?

8. Think and share a situation (real or fictitious), where agape love is difficult or challenging to practice.

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