Listening Guide for Worship Service 11-8-20
“Love never fails”
1 Cor. 13:8
(This message is online at: nwbcspringfield.com) - Use this listening guide as you watch the video worship services online. This will also have questions you can use with your connect group.
What would you do if you couldn’t fail?
the verb Paul uses for the word ____________describes a ____________ as it falls to the ground, withers, and decays. It’s death and abolishment
Failure is an ______________, not a ________________.
Timothy Keller said – “It is not the ______________ of our faith but the _______________ of our faith that saves us.”
1. He __________ for him
2. He __________ with him
3. He ______________ him
4. He _________________ him
5. He _________________ him
27 Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?”
28 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.”
29 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” “You’re the Christ” 30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.
31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again.
32 He spoke plainly about this and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.
33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan!” he said. “You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”
ICEBREAKER——How did you answer the question— “What would you do if you couldn’t fail?”
APPLY THE BIBLE - Read these two passages again in different translations (1 Corinthians 13:1-8; 1 John 4: 7-12)
Q1— Why does real love never fail? Why is this important? How can Christ's love for us be our biggest motivation?
Q2— What does it mean to you that real love has no limits or end? How does it inspire you to be more caring when Christ's love for you is forever, both now and for eternity? ?.
Q3—How does love help you when you see no hope or only have despair? Do you fear rejection or loss or hopelessness?
Q4—Pastor Paul made the statement: Peter failed miserably – he was in charge of his own failure But Jesus took charge of restoring him. Explain how that works in your life
A LITTLE LOVE HOMEWORK:
·· Read 1 Cor. 13:1-8 this week and write down the areas that you need the most work on. Pray and ask God to strengthen you to allow Him to love through you.
· TALK ABOUT LOVE WEEK—how did your group do? How can we continue to show God’s love? PRAY THAT GOD WILL USE YOUR GROUP TO SHOW THE LOVE OF JESUS