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 One Another Deeply

By Scarlett Stough


To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, Accept One Another.

1. Romans 15:7. What causes you to feel accepted by other people? Do you think this acceptance is conditional in any way? Explain your point of view.

2. Romans 5:8; John 3:13-21; 1 John 4:7-21. Describe how God’s love for us teaches us how to accept and love one another as Christ accepts and loves us. Give examples of love in action.

3. 1 Peter 1:22. Think of a specific person you know. In what ways can you express godly love in action to this person in obedience to this admonition "to love one another deeply from the heart?" Have you had an experience in which you have only slightly known someone and then got involved in that person's life by giving of your time? How did your feelings toward that person change over time.

4. Romans 13:7-11. How is God’s law fulfilled by loving one another? In what specific ways can we begin to pay installments on this debt of love?

5. Luke 15:11-32. Contrast the father's attitude with that of the older son in this parable. What lessons from this parable can we apply to the way we go about our responsibilities and to how we accept others?


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