How many common phrases can you think of that use the word “love"?
Based on these phrases, what does “love” mean?
Read 1 Corinthians 13.
What do you notice about this definition of love?
How is this definition different from how our culture seems to define love today?
Read again 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. (Ideally in several translations.)
How would you put this definition in your own words?
Read 1 Corinthians 13:7.
Can you think of a time someone believed in or trusted you?
Did that make a difference in your life?
When is a time someone did not trust your actions and assumed that your intentions were bad?
How did that experience affect you and your relationship?
Pastor Andrew talked about “believing the best” vs. “assuming the worst” in others. Which response are you more prone to in your relationships?
If you tend to assume the worst in others, are you aware of it and how it affects your relationships?
Applying God’s Word:
How might you build a habit of trusting others? Are there steps to forgiveness and/or healing that you need God’s help with in order to grow in this area?
If you believe the best in others and have healthy relationships in your life, are there ways you can reach out to others and help them find ways to build trusting relationships?