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Our Flow in Love

August 4, 2013 Speaker: Dean Macke Series: Our Flow is Gospel

Topic: Exposition Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4:9–4:12

What is brotherly love? (1 Thessalonians 4:9-11)

“Family-like” love

 

Practical love

 

Continually growing love

 

Why do we love?(1 Thessalonians 4:12)

To be independent

 

To create a desirable community

 

To be imitators of Christ

 

How does this become our flow?(1 Thessalonians 4:9)

 

Through God’s Teaching

 

Community Meditation Questions

Growing in Knowledge

  • How does Paul’s instruction on brotherly love relate to his exhortation in verse 1?
  • Read Jeremiah 31:33-34. How does this help you understand Paul’s teaching on love?

Feeling Life Deeply

  • What things keep you from loving the people around you, in your Missional Community, at Jacob’s Well, in the ”big C” Church as Paul instructs us to love them? Busyness? Selfishness? Avoiding difficulty?
  • Imagine and discuss what life in Central Jersey would be like if we were to live as Paul describes in verses 11-12.

Living with Courage

  • What are some ways you can be more loving to the people around you? Ask God to teach you how to become that person.
  • What steps can you take this week to depend more on the Holy Spirit? To love others? Why do we need change in the heart rather than simple changes in behavior?

 

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