Harvest Youth Online - Week 6
by Cristina Martin on 24th May 2020
We hope you all had a great weekend and looking forward to another week of youth online! Looks like we’ll be seeing some more sunshine this week, so look forward to hearing about what you get up to.
So this is our third week in the Who am I? series. So far we’ve looked at the fact that we’re made in His image and that we are in trouble because of our sin. We had some pretty challenging questions to think about. Probably the most notable one was ‘If someone followed you around for a couple days, what would they think you are living for, what is your purpose? What needs to change in your life, to live how God created you?’ Tough one! But super helpful to be thinking about. This week is all about love! We’re looking at 1 John 4, here’s the three main points of the message for this week:
1. I didn’t love God
2. God loved me
3. Now I must love
Also neatly summed up in 1 John 4:10-11 “In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”
Before Thursday, take some time to read through 1 John 4 and watch this week's video message: I am loved
Every week someone at Hope Youth puts together an outline of the sermon, which is pretty cool. For this week’s sermon outline see this link.
1. When you think about love, what do you think about? Define, describe, and explain love. Who/what would you most often use the word LOVE with?
2. How does it make you feel to think about your inability to love God apart from Him working in your life? How does it make you feel to know that God loved you in spite of you?
3. When you reflect on what God's Word says about how He showed His love for you, what stands out the most? Why do you think we often forget about how great God's love for us is? How can you fight against that?
4. God's love for us is "unconditional" meaning that He demands nothing of us in return. How have you been guilty of requiring something of someone you said you "loved”?
5. Why is it important to think about God's unconditional love for us, when it comes to us loving others?
6. How can you unconditionally love someone today? Who will you love?