1 Corinthians 13 Study Guide

Reflection Questions

Icebreaker Question: In your opinion, what is the best love song of all time? Why?

Read 1 Corinthians 13 

  1. What was your one big takeaway from this weekend’s message?
  2. Why is the context of where this passage is in the letter important to understanding what Paul says?
  3. Why do good spiritual acts gain nothing for us if we do them without love?
  4. How is this love different from the love the Corinthians had shown one another in chapters 1-12?
  5. This love seems so beautiful and simple in this passage. Why is loving like this so difficult?
  6. How come love will not pass away?
  7. Why is that hope so important in the life of the believer? How does the gospel give you hope in your failure to love people as Christ loves them?

Memory Verse

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”—1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV)

Prayer Guide

Heavenly Father, Your love and compassion is so great. I look forward to the day when I can see You face-to-face and be in Your Presence for all eternity. Help me to desire the greatest of gifts according to Your purposes and to do all things in love. I need Your love in me daily. I want to be a reflection of You wherever I go. Help me, dear Father. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

This Week

Grab two index cards. On the first one, write 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 and replace love with your own name. On the second one, write the Scripture and replace love with Jesus. Read them every day for two weeks.

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About the Author

Danny Saavedra

Danny Saavedra is a licensed minister who has served on staff at Calvary since 2012, managing the Calvary Devotional and digital discipleship resources. He has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling and Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry from Liberty Theological Seminary. His wife Stephanie, son Jude, and daughter Zoe share a love of Star Wars, good food, having friends over for dinner, and studying the Word together as a family.