Family Bible Study – Week 3 Recap
July 1, 2021
If you haven’t yet read the introduction, vision, and the previous week’s content for this family Bible study, please catch-up at calvaryphx.com/kids before proceeding.
Watch 3-minute video on this week’s part of the Shema we’re looking at.
LOVE – AHAVA
Look Up & Discuss
1 John 4:7-8 & 16 – Love originates from God, He IS love!
1 John 4:19 – We love because He first loved us.
John 3:16 – Love motivated God to send Jesus to save us
1 John 4:9-10 – God’s love is best seen in Jesus’ sacrifice
Romans 5:8 – God’s love shown while we’re still sinners
1 John 3:1 – He loves us so much He made us part of His family!
God loves us first, and gives us ability to love Him in response, (in gratitude) and to love others
Everything God does stems from His love.
What does God require?
Deut 10:12-13 – Fear and love God, serve Him faithfully, keep His commands because they’re for our own good!
Micah 6:8 – do what is right, love mercy, walk humbly with Him
Discuss commandments vs. teachings, Old Cov. Vs. New Cov. Nomos vs. Entole
Matthew 22:37-40 – All 613 OT commands summed up in 2, love God & love others
In every situation ask: “What does love require of me?” or “What’s the loving thing to do?”
Easier than do this and don’t do that and how much of this can I get away with before breaking this command.
Love is not just a sentiment or feeling, it’s an action, both something God does and we do for Him. Love is active.
Matthew 5:43-48 – Love your enemies too
1 John 5:3 – Loving God requires keeping His commandments (teachings), also John 14:15
James 2:14-20 – faith shown by actions
John 3:16-21 – Those without Jesus have plenty to fear, ultimately eternity separated from God in Hell.
1 John 4:18 – God’s perfect love casts out fear
Romans 8:38-39 – Nothing can separate us from God’s love!
Galatians 5:22-23 – Fruit of Spirit God produces in our lives
1 Cor. 13:1-7; 13 – “Love chapter”
- Besides your personal daily devotions and prayer
- Encourage to pray regularly as a family
- Encourage to have family devos at least once a week (song, scripture, prayer).
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