Overcoming Divisions

Think: main points to get across
• “Overcome Divisions
• 1 John 3:11-19
• Love is a choice: 11-15
• Love is Christ: 16
• Love is a verb: 17-19

Talk: questions for discussion

• If you were to use an example of what true love is like, what story/person comes to your mind?
• In what ways does can the lack of love manifest itself in the church community?
• What are some of your favourite examples of true love in the Bible?
• Love is costly. What could be some of the sacrifices we need to make in order to love others?
• What Did Jesus mean when he said in John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
• Should Christians be pacifists? Read and discuss Matthew 5:9; 43-38
Task: actions & prayers
• Think of 5 practical ways your LG could become more loving?
• Think of 1 person that you could intentionally demonstrate practical love towards, this week.

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