Grow Group Questions ~ May 14, 2023

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Announcement:  Family dedications (child) will be held on May 21st. Follow this link if you are interested in participating (Link Here)


  • Who has made you feel the most loved in your life and why?

Sermon Discussion-1 John 4:15-21  

  • John says “God Is Love”. (The Podcast focused on this the most)
    • What is your definition of perfect love?
    • Are there things that flow out of God’s love that are hard for you to embrace?
  • How do your behaviors and attitudes reflect one who still believes God’s love is dependent on your actions?
  • What are some of your fears about God? About others? About circumstances?
    • How does the perfect love of God address each one of these fears?
  • How can “remaining in” God’s perfect love bring us closer to God?
    • What do you think keeps you from experiencing that love and closeness  with God?
    • How can you run to God to grow in that area of your life?

Going Deeper  – 1 John 3:16-20, 4:7-11:

  • The “agape” love in 1 John could be defined as: an intelligent, purposeful attitude of esteem and devotion; a selfless, purposeful, outgoing attitude that desires to do good to the one loved.
    • In light of this definition, how would you define hate?
    • Is it possible to walk in love yet “not like” another? Explain your answer.
    • What is John’s message to us regarding hard relationships if we claim to love God?
  • Think about a relationship in which you are struggling to offer Love. 
    • How is God challenging you? What behavior or attitude needs to change?

Prayer  (Considering this and using it as a prayer prompt for group prayer time)