Love Among Elders 2

Series: Love Among Elders
Presenter: Kevin Fitzgerald

This unit will present the ten aspects of love from I Corinthians 13 that should always or never characterize a church leader.

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Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. What new command did Jesus give in John 13?
Jesus tells us to love one another. "Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another."
2. What are the eight elements of a believer’s “wardrobe” that Paul recommends in Colossians 3:12-14?
Paul encourages us to put these items on: Compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, patience, forbearance, forgiveness and love.
3. Which chapter of the New Testament is referred to as the “love" chapter?
I Corinthians 13 is sometimes called the “love chapter.”

Discuss It

  1. Do you agree that love is the crucial ingredient to elder relationships? Why or why not?
  2. What are some dangers of highly gifted leaders ministering without love?
  3. Which of the eight negative aspects of love mentioned in I Corinthians 13:4-7 do you think church leaders struggle with the most?

Apply It

  1. Administer the “elder self test” from I Corinthians 13 to measure your love factor.
  2. Have your wife or fellow elder go through the ten aspects of love mentioned in I Corinthians 13:4-7 with you. Ask them to identify any that you may need to work on.