1 John 4:7-21; Matthew 22:36-40
1. What are some ways that you have experienced God’s love?
2. Why do you think so many of us try to perform for God’s love instead of just receiving it? What is the difference between living and maturing in the Spirit of God’s love and performing for God?
3. What do you think of the statement “your willingness and capacity to care for others will grow naturally out of your walk with God”? Do you find this to be true?
4. Think about your current relationship with God. Is it more about rules and regulations? Or is it about love? Why?
Read Galatians 5:13-26: Loving God is also directly connected to living in His Spirit. Spend time reflecting on Paul’s words and what they mean for your life and how you love others. If you have “The Message” version of the Bible, look at these verses in that version as well.