Bakersfield Church Of Christ

LIVING OUT FAITH BY LOVING LIKE CHRIST

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (Acts 2:42)

A Redeeming Romance

A Redeeming Romance

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Please answer these questions on a separate sheet of paper this week to bring with you to your Family Group.

Getting Started

 What was your favorite part of last week’s lesson?

Getting to Know You

  • Who are some couples in your life or throughout history that you want to imitate?
  • What are some positive things from your parents’ marriage that you’d want to  imitate?

Getting Into the Bible

In the lesson this past Sunday, Leo pointed out that a relationship with God has similarities to a romantic relationship. They both involve pursuit, commitment, and reconciliation.  This week we’ll study some Bible verses to learn more about loving God.

     1. Please read 1 Chronicles 16:7-36 and highlight or take note of references to loving God.

          A. Please share any insights about love you gained from reading this  passage.

          B. Leo made the point that loving God is more than knowing facts about Him.
              Loving God means knowing God.  What does this passage have to say about knowing God personally?
 

     2. David appointed Asaph as the chief “worship leader.” Please read one of Asaph’s own Psalms, Psalm 73

          A. How does Asaph express his love for God in this Psalm?

          B. Do you think Asaph was praising God in the manner in which David  appointed him? Please explain.

          C. Leo taught us on Sunday that if we drift away in our love for God, it is a  gradual process; it doesn’t happen overnight.  Describe some ways Asaph was drifting. What did he do to stop drifting?
 

Going Deeper

     1. Are there things in your life that are causing you to drift away in your love for God?  
          If you’re comfortable sharing these things, please do.  

     2. How can you put into practice the things you’ve learned about loving God this week?