On Sunday, October 29, 2023, Teaching Pastor Bruce Hess’ message is Part 3 from our sermon series  “The Power of Love”. Below are some questions for your personal or group reflection.

  1. Our culture is often obviously confused about the nature of love.  List some reasons as to why that is.
  2. Bruce said, “Envy is the practice of focusing on another’s blessings instead of our own.”  Why do we struggle with that so much?
  3. Bruce also said that “envy leads to discontentment and misery,” and that “envy chokes the life energy out of relationships.”  Brainstorm some real-life illustrations of how you’ve experienced that yourself or seen it happen with others.
  4. Talk some about how you’ve seen social media become infested with “humble brags.”
  5. We’ve all had times when we’ve been guilty of being a “boaster.”  What situations tend to make you more prone to boasting?
  6. Philippians 2:3-4, Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count [calculate or regard] others as more significant than yourselves. What are some practical ways we can grow in regarding others as more significant than ourselves?
  7. 1 Corinthians 1:31 says, Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord.  Take some time in prayer to ‘boast in the Lord.’

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