12.23.18 - Small Group Discussion

Christmas For Lansing - Love

Don’t just say “I love you;” show “I love you.”

  • What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?

  • Frank talked about Gary Chapman’s Five Love Languages (Quality Time, Touch, Acts of Service, Affirming Words, Giving Gifts). Which is yours?

Read: John 3:16-17

  • Who in your “world” is difficult for you to love? What would it mean to love that person the way Jesus does?

Read: John 15:13; 1 John 3:16-18

  • We ought to lay down our lives for our Christian brothers and sisters. Are we willing to do so? Why or why not?

  • How does our attachment to our material possessions compete with the way we know we ought to love?

  • This command is not unclear or ambiguous. So why is it so difficult to obey?

  • If you were to go all in and love the way John describes in 1 John 3:16-18 what would change? Be as specific as you can.

  • What is one specific thing you can do this week to go beyond just saying, “I love you,” to showing “I love you?” 

Prayer: Pray for God to loosen the grip material possessions has on you so you’re able to love more like Jesus loves.

Posted on December 23, 2018 .