Love 2 | Group Study

 

Watch the short clips below, and answer the questions associated with each.  You can do this alone - but it's always more fun with a group of friends!

Be sure to read/study the scriptures in each section.  God's word is the standard by which we measure all our thoughts and ideas.

 

1 | signs

Signs are everywhere!

Have you ever seen one that didn't make any sense?  A sign that just confused, or had a meaning other than what the sign intended?

 

 

2 | fight or flight

We all have different responses when conflict or stress comes our way.  In general, we all react by fighting back or running away - or somewhere in between.

If the two extremes are fight and flight - what is your usual first response when faced with conflict?  Is it a healthy, or unhealthy response?

scripture: Matthew 5:39, James 1:19-20, Ephesians 4:26

 

3 | banner of love

Pastor Billy implies that many Christians lay down their banner of love when we meet opposition during a battle.  He says that there is no battle worth fighting, if you can't hold a banner of love while you're fighting it.

What do you think?  Do you see Christians doing this?  What does it look like when a Christian keeps a hold of the banner?

scripture: Ephesians 6:12-18, Matthew 5:44

 

 

4 | weapons of love

Love, Holiness, Righteousness, Prayer, Acts of Kindness and Fasting are a few of the "weapons" we have available to us in our "battles."

Of these 6, which ones are you most likely to try?  Are there some you've never tried?  

Are there other spiritual weapons you've used and had success with?

scripture: 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, Matthew 6:1-18, 2 Chronicles 20:22