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.  

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Bible Study Guide:

Set an Example in Love

By Scarlett Stough


To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, Love Never Fails.


1. I Timothy 4:12; 1:5, 14 What is the goal of right teaching? How is that goal achieved?

2. I Timothy 1:15-17; John 12:26 Where can we look for a perfect example to follow?

3. Leviticus 19:18; Romans 13:8-10; I John 3:16-19; 4:19-21 Put in your own words a description of love from these verses. Think of at least one unloving thought, words, or action you do often that God is asking you to change.

4.I John 1:8-10; II Corinthians 7:8-11; Hebrews 4:14-16; Psalm 119:9-16; I John 5:1-5 What steps are essential for growing in expressing love? Take these steps to make the specific change you thought of in answer to Question 3.

5. I Corinthians 13:4-8 From whatever version you use in your personal or group study, make a list of these attributes of love. Next to each word or phrase, write an example of each to practice. If this is a personal study, be as personal as you like; if this is a group study, temper your examples with discretion.

6. Exodus 20:1-17; Deuteronomy 5:6-21; Matthew 5:17-48 How would obedience to these ten points of God’s law be an expression of love, or disobedience, an expression of a lack of love? Be as detailed as you like or have time to do.

7. John 13:34-35; 14:15, 21, 23-26; 15:9-17 Jesus set us an example of love and instructed his disciples on its importance and how to express love through practice (obedience to God’s commands.) He asked Peter, “Do you love me (John 21:15-19)?” We can examine ourselves: Do I love Jesus? and How can I be certain? If this is a group study, this can be rephrased to make it more general: such as, “How do we express our love for God through Christ and how can we be certain that we do love God?”


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