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Choosing Love
Archived – February 12, 2023
Main Scripture Reference(s)
John 13:31-38

Choosing Love

February 12, 2023 / Dan McEvoy / John 13:31-38

Question:  Where’s the love?

1 John 4:10a (NIV)

The Truth of a Chosen Life:  We can choose love because love chose us.

John 13:34–35 (NIV)

Love is never stationary.”  – Bob Goff

Love does what doesn’t.

1 Thessalonians 2:8 (NIV)

Love does what is  .

Love is the accurate estimate and the adequate supply of another person’s needs.”  – Dr. Richard Foth

Resource: 5lovelanguages.com

Love does for  what we wish we could do for all.

James 2:15–17

Love in Action Step: I will love ____________ by doing ____________.

Love does what has  been done for us.

1 John 4:10-12 (NIV)



Theme: Letting Love Rule

Share Together:

Who was the most inspirational to you growing up that such an impression shaped who you are today?

Reflect Together:

What impacted you most from Sunday’s message that you were challenged to take action this week?

Read & Discuss Together: John 13:31-38
  • Read the passage in the context of the last supper the night He was to be arrested. Why does Jesus wait to share these important things in his heart after Judas left?
  • What is Jesus’ purpose and meaning regarding the “Son of Man Glorified” as it relates to what would happen to him?
    What does Jesus mean by him leaving and going where he can’t go?
  • What is Peter’s response? How would you relate with him to what Jesus told him and the rest of the disciples?
  • Verses 34-35 seem like an interruption in this dialogue of what would happen to Jesus next. Why does Jesus state it at this moment?
  • What does Jesus mean by “new command?” How would this be radically different from what the disciples had been taught growing up?
  • Read 1 John 4:10–12. How are we to love according to Jesus?
  • How does love prove we are true followers of Christ?
  • What are some better ways we can improve in loving one another that those on the outside would find so irresistible to want to be included?
  • How are you struggling to love/what is tough to love, that you could use prayer for?
Pray Together:

Take time to share the good things God is doing in your life, as well as the prayer requests you have.

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