August 26th - John 13:18-38 | The Command to Love

JOHN 13:18-38 | The Command to Love

  1. Introduction: 
    1. Icebreaker or Game
    2. Intro Video/Sermon Recap. (If the video doesn’t work you can do your own brief summary the same way.)
  2. Read & Discussion Questions:
    1. Take turns reading through John 13:18-38
    2. In the sermon, Calvin talked about the world’s view of in contrast to the Bible’s view of love.
      1. How did Calvin describe worldly love in the sermon?
      2. How does viewing love as a feeling that we can’t control affect decisions we make?
      3. In contrast, what does Jesus says love is in this passage?
      4. If love is a commandment given by Jesus, then it is a decision we can make regardless of how we feel. How are we to love people even when we don’t feel like it?
    3. Context: Who are the 3 people Jesus speaks to in this passage and what role does each play in this passage? (Judas = betrayal, Peter = denier, John = beloved disciple who is let in on the secret of Judas’ betrayal)
      1. How do you think John felt knowing Judas was going to betray Jesus and Peter was going to deny him?
      2. Now, how do you think John felt knowing Judas was going to betray Jesus and Peter was going to deny him — and Jesus still washed their feet and shared a meal with them?
    4. How can we choose to love as extremely as Jesus, even when people don’t deserve it and we don’t feel like it?
  3. Pray

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