Bible Study Leaders – Lesson #5

Love Covers a Multitude of Sins


Welcome to our online Guide for Bible Study Leaders!  This is Lesson #5 entitled «Love Covers a Multitude of Sins.»

Sometimes, we tend to make the Christian faith really complicated.

Jesus summed it up this way. “Love God, love your neighbor…” ALL of the Bible is contained in those two commands!

How does this pertain to a Bible study?

  • Love must abound. This means being kind and compassionate for others’ ideas (no matter how crazy or how much you disagree). You can disagree in a loving way.
  • This means having patience for people who take too long to answer a question or who seem to bring up their personal problems when they should be discussing the passage in question.
  • This means demonstrating humility (and not pride) in how you approach the Scriptures and how you approach your leading of a Bible study.
  • This means lavishing people with praise, encouragement, grace and genuine concern, because at the end of the day, people don’t care how much you know as much as they know how much you care.

Your study ultimately is about facilitating an encounter with God’s written word and the triune God who loved us and gave himself for us. It is also about facilitating an encounter with God’s people in a loving and accepting community.  Love is the perfect reflection of these goals.

May God richly bless you as you lead people into a deeper understanding of his word!

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Other Lessons in this Series

  1. Lesson #1 - You should be well prepared
  2. Lesson #2 - You must do justice to the text of the Bible
  3. Lesson #3 - You must make the passage relevant
  4. Lesson #4 - Don't forget that you are a facilitator and not a seminary professor
  5. Lesson #5 - Love covers a multitude of sins