Word Studies for the Week of February 3, 2019
February 3 ● Epiphany 4 – The More Excellent Way: Love ● 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Read 1 Corinthians 13:1-3; what does this state about what the focus and purpose of our spiritual gifts should be? Do we sometimes use our gifts for the wrong reasons?
How closely does the love you give resemble the love explained in 1 Corinthians 13? Read through the description and identify the characteristics that you feel you are approaching and those you are having trouble with?
Whose love is Paul really speaking about in 1 Corinthians 13? Why might this question be an important one to bring to this text?
How are you still like a child? In what areas of your life have you really put apart your childish ways?
What aspect of Paul’s life is he speaking about when speaks of “seeing in a mirror dimly” (or through the glass darkly) in 1 Corinthians 13:12? What might this say about us?
Who knows you the best in this life? How much more can you know about this person? What blessing does being known impart? What challenges does being known bring?