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Love in a Time of Fear

August 30, 2020 Speaker: Drew Bennett Series: Character in Crisis: The Fruit of the Spirit

Passage: 1 John 3:16-28, 1 John 4:7-11, 1 John 4:18-21, Galatians 5:22-23

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Outline

I. NEED FOR LOVE
The opposite of love is fear.

 

II. DEFINITION OF LOVE
This is love! Seeing. Compassion. Action.

 

III. POWER FOR LOVE
We love because God first loved us.

 

Discussion Questions

  1. Where do you see fear running rampant in the world right now? What about you? Where have you been overcome by fear?
  2. The opposite of fear is love. Discuss that concept together.
  3. Connect your fear to unbelief? How are you failing to know and rely on God's love for you in the places where you're afraid?
  4. Faith energizes love (cf. Gal 5:6). But what is love? What are some of the wrong definitions of love? How does John define love? 
  5. Love is: seeing => compassion => action. Where do you get stuck in this pattern of loving?
  6. Where does love come from? How do you grow in love?

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Kindness in a Time of Cruelty

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Faithfulness in a Time of Disruption

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Goodness in a Time of Partisanship