Weekly Study Questions

1 Corinthians 13:8-13 & Ephesians 4:1-6, "Three Things That Will Not Change"

  1. What is faith?
  2. What is the difference, if any between having faith, living by faith, and being of the faith?
  3. In what way does having faith identify us?  What is that identity?
  4. Why is faith such an important thing to God?  Check out Hebrews 11:6.
  5. In what ways will faith never pass away, it will always remain?
  6. In what way is faith a foundation for our unity as revealed in Ephesians 4:1-6?
  7. What is hope?  What is our hope?  Why is hope important and what does hope produce?  Check out Romans 15:13.
  8. In what way is hope connected with faith?  Check out Hebrews 11:1
  9. How does hope fashion a foundation for our identity and our unity?  See Ephesians 4:1-6.
  10. What are some of the things that we together hope for in Christ that unit us together?  See Romans 8:31; Acts 1:8; John 3:16; John 1:12; Acts 23:6; Col, 1:27; Titus 2:11-14...
  11. What is Love?  In what ways does 1 Cor. 13 define it for us?
  12. What kind of love is God calling us to in 1 Cor. 13?  In what way is this love different from the kinds of love that we experience through family and romance?  In what way is that important for our unity as Christ's people and His church?
  13. Why is love a non-negotiable for everyone who name Jesus as their Savior and Lord?  Why is love and loving so important?  Check out 1 John 4:7-8
  14. In what ways is love a foundation for the unity that Paul describes and commands in Ephesians 4:1-6?
  15. How does exercising love that Paul describes in 1 Cor. 13 and Eph.4 enable us to maintain the unity that God so wants for us and Jesus prayed for us in John 17: 20-21?
  16. What does it mean that "Love covers a multitude of sins" in 1 Peter 4:8 and how does that fit with what we find in 1 Cor. 13 and Eph. 4?  Especially in regards to unity?
  17. During this election season why is it so important that we remember who we are and what God has said He wants for us? 
  18. Why is that important for our life together as followers of Jesus?  Why is that important for our witness? Check out John 13:34,35
  19. Why is it important for Christ's body, the church and the work He has left us to do?
  20. How can we live out our faith, our hope, and our love in such a way that it strengthens the unity of the body of Christ?  Give some examples of what that would look like.
  21. In what way can our living in faith, hope, and love enhances our witness that God is the answer to all of man's needs?  Why is that important?
  22. What have you learned about faith, hope, and love, as the foundation for our unity in Christ?  In what ways has God spoken to you personally?
  23. In what ways has this understanding called you to live during this election season and beyond?  How has it challenged you to think and act toward those that may disagree with you?
  24. How are you going to apply what you have learned and why is that important to you, the church, and the world God has placed you in?