Home Study 1-23-12 to 1-28-12

Monday – Read John 15:9-14

How are we as the people in Jesus’ church called to treat each other?

Who is our example?

Can we love like this on our own?

What does it take for us to love like this?

 

Tuesday – Read John 13:34-35

Why is how we love and treat each other in Jesus’ church so important?

What does the love that we show others tell them about Jesus in us?

How do these verses challenge you?

How will you respond?

 

Wednesday – Read I Corinthians 13:1-3

Why is speaking and acting in love so much more important than the more splashy things we might do for Jesus?

What do we gain if we sacrifice without love?

Why do you suppose God included this passage in His word?

How does it challenge you? What will you do?

 

Thursday – Read I Corinthians 13:4 -13

Which of these qualities of love do you find the easiest to do?

Which do you find to be the most challenging to do?

Why is love the greatest?

Pray and ask God to help you to grow in love.

 

Friday – Read II Timothy 1:3-12

Paul wrote this letter to Timothy, a young pastor, while he, Paul, was imprisoned and his life was soon to end.

Why does Paul tell Timothy he did not need to live in fear?

How does this apply to us today?

What things do you fear?

How might Jesus give you courage and strength to live in victory?

Take time to pray for the courage and power of Jesus to fill you.

 

Saturday – Read I Thessalonians 5:16-18