Belonging Is Better


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Sep. 19, 2021

1 Corinthians 13

Belonging is Better

1 Corinthians 12:12

1 Corinthians 12:14

1 Corinthians 12:24-26

1 Corinthians 12:27

1 Corinthians 12:31

1 Corinthians 14:1

1. How Great is Love? (vs. 1-3)

A. A Lot of Noise

B. Not Even a Place Holder

C. Wasted Motion

Romans 12:1

John 15:13

2. You Want to Know What Love is and is not? (vs. 4-7)

A. Love’s Attitude (vs. 4-6)

B. Rejoices in the Truth

C. Love Endures

It is the idea of an umbrella that you put up and invite someone to its shelter from the beating rain. It is the roof put over the head. Love acts as a roof over other people, shielding them from the storm as it sweeps.G. Campbell Morgan

3. Love Has Won! (vs. 8-13)

A. Love Does not End (v. 8)

B. Things that end (vs. 8b, 9)

C. A Day is coming (vs. 10-12)

D. They All Depend on Love (v. 13)

John 13:34-35


1. Does love motivate you to belong? What difference does love make as you experience love extended to you?

2. How have you viewed church membership to this point in life? What difference has it made and how should that change?

Sunday, you heard the Message, Now What?

Follow Up Through the Week!

Monday, September 20, 2021

Read: 1 Corinthians 12

In the atmosphere that Paul describes, why is it important to understand the unity of the body and the importance of each individual member? When have you experienced church involvement in the ideal way that Paul describes? Do the gifts described intimidate or encourage you?

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Read: Romans 12

How does Paul describe the way people should interact as the church in this chapter? Why would it be necessary to offer up our bodies as a living sacrifice to accomplish so much more of what Paul lays out in Romans 12?

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Read: John 15:13

Before the Lord today determine who you would lay down your life for. Think back through history who has given up their life for others? Should your list above grow when you think about the sacrifice of Jesus especially?

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Read: John 13:34-35

When you think of the church does Jesus’ description match what you have imagined? Realistically can love be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of those who follow Jesus today?

Friday, September 24, 2021

Read: 1 Corinthians 14

What kind of order does Paul command in the church? What does the end of verse 26 mean in that “all things should be done for building up”?

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Read: 1 Corinthians 13

What ways is God challenging you to love more as you read and pray over this passage? In what ways has Christ healed you inwardly as you have focused outward to love others? How can you help to replicate that in others?