Summary: These lessons include only a few of the basic principles that Christians must have in their lives. There are many more principles which are taught in the Bible that are just important as the ones discussed in the lessons here.
INTRODUCTION: These lessons include only a few of the basic principles that Christians must have in their lives. There are many more principles which are taught in the Bible that are just important as the ones discussed in the lessons here.
Love is defined as a person’s character and attitude of good will and kindness. It is recognizing how valuable, priceless, and precious an object is.
1. God is love. (I John 4:7-12, 16)
3. Real love is expressed in service. It requires action; rather than just saying I love. (I John 3:18)
5. Jesus gave a new commandment, that we love one another even as He has loved us. (John 13:34)
B. How is our love for God measured?
C. Why should I love other people?
2. Without love for other people, anything else we do is vain and worth nothing. (I Corinthians 13:1-3)
3. Without love we cannot abide in God. (I John 4:16-17)
5. If we do not love our neighbor or brother, we cannot love God. (I John 4:20-21)
6. Love causes us to seek good for our neighbor. (I Corinthians 10:24)
1. My neighbor is not just the person who lives in the house next to me.
2. My neighbor is not just a person who lives in my own village.
3. My neighbor is anyone I meet in need whom I can help.
A. My neighbor is the man sick and in need whom I can help.
B. My neighbor is the orphan or widow in need whom I can help.
D. Love will not let me hurt other people. (Romans 13:8-10)
2. Christ forgave His enemies when they were killing Him. (Luke 23:34)
3. Stephen forgave his enemies when they were killing him. (Acts 7:54-60)
F. Review questions
1. What is love?
2. How is the greatest commandment in the Bible?
3. What is the greatest commandment in the Bible?
4. Who is your neighbor? Discuss in detail.
5. How can we love our enemies?
A. Humility is defined as the absence of haughtiness or pride of spirit. A humble person is not puffed up with self-importance.
1. Jesus did not come to earth to please Himself. (Romans 15:1-3)
2. Jesus became a servant and obeyed God. (Philippians 2:3-8)
3. Jesus served His disciples and washed their feet. (John 13:1-17)
4. Jesus became a servant so that we could have all spiritual blessings. (II Corinthians 8:9;4-5)
5. We should be servants to other people. (I Corinthians 9:18-23)
6. We should do good to all men. (Galatians 6:10)
D. Why should a man be humble?
4. Pride is a sin.(II Timothy 3:2-9)
5. Pride will cause a man to teach things that are not in God’s word, the Bible. (I Timothy 6:3-10)
6. We are not to puff ourselves up, be high-minded, or think of ourselves as being better than other people. In God’s sight we are all equal. In God’s sight we are all the same. (Acts 10:34-35; Romans 12:3-19; I Corinthians 4:6-7; 5:2,6; 10:12-13,17-18; Colossians 3:25)