Suggested Reading: Love Does by Bob Goff
Scripture: 1 John 4: 7-12 NIV
God’s Love and Ours
7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
Definition of love (Webster's Dictionary)
(1): strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties // maternal love for a child (2): attraction based on sexual desire : affection and tenderness felt by lovers // After all these years, they are still very much in love. (3): affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests // love for his old schoolmates (4): an assurance of affection // give her my love
Q1: Is love more than a feeling? How can God be love?
Q2: Have you ever loved someone so much that being away from them impacted everything you do?
Q3: What have you done for someone because of your love for them that you're proud of? Not proud of?
Q4: Can we live without love?
Q5: How are you loving people differently in light of these times?