Bible Materials

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

by Paul Choi   04/23/2023   1_Corinthians 13:1~13


Love Is

1 Corinthians 13:1-4

Key Verse: 13:4

1. Read verses 1-3. In verses 1-3, how many times does Paul use the expression, "If I"? What gifts does he mention? Why do Christians crave such gifts? What happens when these are practiced without love?

2. Read v 4-7. What does Paul say love is? Of all the characteristics of love, why does Paul mention patience and kindness first? (Ro 2:4) How does love relate to the truth? (6b; Ro12:9) How are the verbs "protects (Mk 2:23-26; Jn 17:15)," "trusts (Ac 9:26-28)," "hopes (Jn 1:42, Lk 22:32)," and perseveres (Lk 15:20)" related to building up others? What is the progression here?

3. Read v. 8-11. How is love different from all other spiritual gifts? (8-10) What is most valuable, and how does this help us in using our gifts? How did God's love affect Paul's way of thinking and lead to his maturity? (11)

4. Read v. 12-13. What is our hope, and what was Paul's hope? (12) What are the three essentials in Christian life, and which is the greatest? (13) What should be most important to us in our struggle to grow as Christians?


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