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

By Scarlett Stough

To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, The Greatest Gift.

1. 1 John 4:7-16. Define the biblical concept of love. Give a few examples of how we can "love one another."

2. Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. List the attributes of love. Why do you think love is called "the greatest gift?"

3. Romans 8:28-39; Hebrews 12:4-11. How does God express his love to us? How can we love one another as God loves (John 13:34-35)?

4. Luke 6:27-36. How does the "Golden Rule" go beyond obedience to the Ten Commandments?

5. Matthew 5:44-45; Romans 12:14-21; 1 Corinthians 4:12-13. How can we obey God's command to "do good to all men" without appearing to condone the harm other people do to themselves and society in general?

6. 1 Corinthians 5:9-13; 6:9-11. What instruction does God give the Corinthian Church regarding church discipline? How does this differ from how we deal with those outside our congregations?

7. Romans 2:4; 2 Peter 3:8-9. What does God's kindness look like? How can we follow his approach of patience and kindness to those who are not following him?

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