RelationTips – Week 1

My Story: 

 

  • What do you look for in a friend?
  • What characteristics or strengths did you get from your father?
    • What about from your mother?
  • What family event or experience stands out as an example of your family at your closest?

 

Going Deeper: 

Read 1 John 4: 7-21

  • What is this love that John mentions 32 times in this chapter?
  • How does this message that “God is Love” (v.8 & 16) relate to the other main teaching that “God is Light” in 1 John 1:5
  • How is God’s love expressed through Jesus?
    • What about through other people?
  • How is such love suppressed through fear?
    • What about through hatred?
  • How is such love made complete?
  • What experience have you had where love cast out fear?
    • Or where fear cast out love?
  • Where do you have the greatest trouble loving people?
    • Home? Church? Work?
    • Why?

 

Application:

  • This week ask God to show you who most desperately needs love from you right now. 
  • Make a list of ways to act for their well being.
  • Do something from your list this week and report back to the group next week.