- What is the connection between chapter 13 and Paul’s discussion of spiritual gifts in chapter 12?
- The first three verses of chapter thirteen contain a series of “if-then” statements. Can you summarize them into one big “if-then?”
- In verses 4-8, Paul defines love. Does this represent the love you offer to others? Is it the type of love you typically receive?
- In verses 8-10 we see that spiritual gifts will “pass away,” and what we now know “in part,” will be completed. What does this mean?
- How does verse 11 connect with the previous three verses?
- The Corinthian church was placing a lot of emphasis on the gifts of prophecy, speaking in tongues, and knowledge. What do we put a lot of emphasis on in the church today? Are we guilty of marginalizing love like they did?
- What does it mean for faith, hope and love to “remain?” Why is that important for us today?
- Verses 1-3 talks about the different things Christians can do. What is the most important part? What happens if you’re missing the most important part?
- What does it mean to love someone? How do you show this love?
- Verses 4-8 tell us what love is. Talk with an adult about what each one means.
- Read verse 11. What do you think it means to “put the ways of childhood behind me?”
- What are the “three things that remain?” Which is the greatest? Why do you think it’s the greatest?