H & F Questions #3

Home and Family (Discussion Questions #3)
Atmosphere of Love and Importance of Example In The Home.
Introduction: We often talk about love but do we understand what it REALLY
means in practical terms? Do we understand how important it is to live a life that is
a proper example to those in our home and others around us?
1. Looking at a bible dictionary, find the meaning of at least two primary words
translated love in the New Testament.
2. Define, in brief, each of the terms (taken from the NASV) describing love in 1
Corinthians 13:4-8a. Be prepared to make an application in class of how that
plays out in the family relationship. Focus on the application part of this
question. “Self” or “Selfishness” is the enemy of love!
1. Patient
2. Kind
3. Not jealous
4. Does not brag
5. Is not arrogant
6. Does not act unbecomingly
7. Does not seek its own
8. Is not provoked
9. Does not take into account a wrong suffered
10. Does not rejoice in unrighteousness
11. Rejoices with the truth
12. Bears all things
13. Believes all things
14. Hopes all things
15. Endures all things
16. Love never fails
3. What is the driving point of 1 Corinthians 13:13?
4. Find an example of a Bible family that showed love or did not act in love and
its impact on that family.
5. Do these characteristics of love exist in your home? Where does your effort
need to be concentrated to effect a positive change?
The “real you” that other family members see at home is making a long lasting
impression and having an impact for good or for bad.