These studies do not tell you what the Bible says. The scriptures given direct you to specific topics. The questions are intended to help you focus on the study. No answers are given. You have to read and search the scriptures for the answers. We encourage you to use Bible helps such as concordances and commentaries. However, scholars and theologians often disagree on interpretation and application. The best study help comes from God. Pray. Allow yourself to be honest with your reactions, but don't jump to conclusions. It takes time to read and meditate on all the Bible says on various topics. Feel free to ask questions in your prayers. You will be amazed to discover that God does answer the sincere seeker. You will also be surprised that the Bible may not say what you might think it does on many subjects. Keep a notebook. A loose leaf one would make it possible to add thoughts and additional information as you learn more about different subjects. Welcome to an exciting search.  

Bible Study Guide:

Love Your Neighbor

By Scarlett Stough

To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, Love Builds Up.

1. Matthew 22:36-40. When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was, what did Jesus mean when he answered, "All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments?"

2. Matthew 23:23. Why are justice, mercy and faithfulness neglected when men's interpretation of Holy Scriptures become more important than people?

3. 1 Corinthians 8:1-3, 9. What other examples can you think of which in your experience have caused unnecessary conflict among Christians?

4. 1 Timothy 4:12. We all know not one person is without sin, or faults, or annoying idiosyncrasies. In what ways can we still be examples for other believers "in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity"?

5. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3. We've all heard it said that "love is a verb;" in other words, love is expressed by good deeds. Can a good deed truly be an act of godly love without the accompanying emotion of compassion for the plight of that person? Has an act of "kindness" toward you ever made you feel unloved? Why?

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