What are some different ways people use the word “love”?


 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. – Romans 12:10

What does it mean to honor someone above yourself?

Who in your life has put your needs ahead of their own? What impression did that leave on you?

If you love only those who love you, what good is that? Even scoundrels do that much. If you are friendly only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even the heathen do that. -Matthew 5:46-47


Who is easy for you to love and honor above yourself?

Who is hard for you to love? Why is it hard?

Why is it important that we love those who are difficult to love?

Going deeper

In your own words, describe the love that Jesus has for us (write it down).



What would it take for you to show love to others the same way that Jesus shows love to you??


Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. -1 Timothy 4:12

 Of these five areas that we are called to set an example in, love may be the most important.  How does love effect the other 4 areas?

What are some things we can do to set an example of love in our youth group?


What are your thoughts on the following statement?

Imagine a world where people skeptical of what we believe are envious of how well we treat each other and amazed at how well we treat them.