Through this six-session small group Bible study, 40 Days of Love, pastor Rick Warren teaches you how to constantly focus on authentically loving God and loving others your deepest desire and highest aspiration.
So what is your number one priority in life? Your answer to that question reveals your dominant life value. Everyone has one whether hey realize it or not. It’s what we unconsciously base our decisions on.
God tells us that our dominant life value is to be loved. Jesus once said that of all the commands in the Bible, two are most important: Love God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself.
In this six-session study, Rick Warren shares practical, Christ-centered advice on how to authentically love God and love your neighbor as a normal way of life. With a focus on the spiritual truths of patience, kindness, truth, and forgiveness, you will learn to make love your dominant life value.
This Study Guide is filled with helpful discussion starters, video overviews, a helpful Leader’s Guide and much more. It’s designed to be used with the companion 40 Days of Love DVD (sold separately).
1. Love Matters Most
2. Love Is Patient, Love Is Kind
3. Love Speaks The Truth
4. Love Is Forgiving
5. Love Is Not Selfish
6. The Habits of a Loving Heart
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|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
As founding pastor of Saddleback Church, Dr. Rick Warren leads a 30,000-member congregation in California with campuses in major cities around the world. As an author, his book The Purpose Driven Life is one of the bestselling nonfiction books in publishing history. As a theologian, he has lectured at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, University of Judaism, and dozens of universities and seminaries. As a global strategist he advises world leaders and has spoken to the United Nations, US Congress, Davos Economic Forum, TED, Aspen Institute, and numerous parliaments. Rick has also founded the Global PEACE Plan, which Plants churches of reconciliation, Equips leaders, Assists the poor, Cares for the sick, and Educates the next generation in 196 countries. You can listen to Pastor Rick’s Daily Hope, his daily 25-minute broadcast, or sign up for his free daily devotionals at Pastor Rick.com.
Table of Contents
Understanding Tour Study Guide 7
How to Use This Video Curriculum 11
Small Group Sessions
session 1 Love Matters Most 13
session 2 Love Is Patient, Love Is Kind 25
session 3 Love Speaks the Truth 39
session 4 Love Is Forgiving 53
session 5 Love Is Not Selfish 65
session 6 The Habits of a Loving Heart 75
Small Group Resources
Helps for Hosts 86
Frequently Asked Questions 91
Small Group Calendar 94
Group Guidelines 95
Circles of Life: Small Group Connections 97
Small Group Prayer and Praise Report 99
Releasing Anger and Bitterness 103
Serving the Lord's Supper 106
Answer Key 108
Key Verses 110