Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Loving One Another (John 13)

How do you know when someone really loves you?

How do you most often show your love to others?

Read John 13:34-35.

What do you think it means to love others as Jesus loved you?

How is Jesus' love for you different than someone else's love for you? How is it different than your own love for yourself?

Before giving this command, Jesus had already demonstrated his love for his disciples by washing their feet. What do you think Jesus was thinking about as He washed Judas' feet? What would you have been thinking about as you washed Judas' feet?

What kind of attitude is required for someone to serve other people?

Since we wear shoes and socks, we don't really wash each other's feet anymore. What are some other simple ways you could serve other people?

Is there something you could do to serve someone else in this group?

In John 15:13, Jesus says the greatest love is laying down your life for your friends. Less than a day after speaking these words, He demonstrated that kind of love by giving up His life for us. If we are to love others as He loved us, how can we give up our life for other people?

As you consider Jesus' HUGE sacrifice for you, what things in  your life would you be willing to sacrifice for someone else?

Is there something you could sacrifice to help someone in this group?

Loving as Jesus loved means (among other things) being willing  to serve others and sacrifice for others. How can you serve or sacrifice this week to demonstrate love to someone else?

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