JOHN 13:18-38 | The Command to Love
- Icebreaker or Game
- Intro Video/Sermon Recap. (If the video doesn’t work you can do your own brief summary the same way.)
- Read & Discussion Questions:
- Take turns reading through John 13:18-38
- In the sermon, Calvin talked about the world’s view of in contrast to the Bible’s view of love.
- How did Calvin describe worldly love in the sermon?
- How does viewing love as a feeling that we can’t control affect decisions we make?
- In contrast, what does Jesus says love is in this passage?
- 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?
- 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)
- How do you think John felt knowing Judas was going to betray Jesus and Peter was going to deny him?
- 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?
- How can we choose to love as extremely as Jesus, even when people don’t deserve it and we don’t feel like it?
- HC Guide at www.wearecmc.com
- Listen to the sermon: at www.wearecmc.com/sermons