Main Idea: Real Love requires a response.
Introduction: This week we celebrate Easter and remember God’s great love for us and Jesus’ amazing resurrection. How do we respond to such great love?
Discussion Starter: What is your favorite love story?
Primary Scriptures: Matthew 28:1-10, Romans 5:8, 1 John 4:15-16
- Read Matthew 28:1-10. Why did the women go to the tomb? How do the women respond to the Good News? What does the angel tell them to do? What does Jesus tell them to do?
- Read Romans 5:8. How do you respond to these verses about God’s love? Do you respond the same way the women did in Matthew 28:8? If not, discuss why not: Is it because of unbelief? Distraction? Disobedience?
- Read 1 John 4:15-16. Take heart! We will not always respond perfectly to God’s love because we are not perfect. But, what hope and peace can we find in these verses?
Discovery Bible Method:
For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read Matthew 28:1-10 and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the passage.