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Love Never Fails

Lesson 8 


Fall 2020


By: RLD Editorial Team 


October 25, 2020

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Lesson Focus:

Understand what love does and does not do.

Bible Basis:

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Materials Needed:

Step 1:

  • None

Summary & Links:

Understand what love does and does not do.

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Music Video, Traditional: “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”
Music Video, Multicultural: “Behold Him” by Mission House (Revere Project)
Music Video, Contemporary: “Behold Him” by Mission House (Revere Project)
Guzik’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 13
Barclay’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 13
Ellicott’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 13

Memory Verse:

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

Step 1

Materials Needed:

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This month, a New Jersey court sentenced Helder Rosa to 23 years in prison for aggravated manslaughter. His live-in girlfriend, Leydi Lemos-Delgado, was ending their relationship. The woman’s family told police that Helder Rosa refused to let her leave the relationship, and he obsessively called and texted to find out where she was and who she was with. One day, he took up a knife and killed her. Helder’s idea of love was possession and power, and if Leydi wouldn’t love him, he would “love” her to death.

The love of God is faithful, patient, and humble. It does not demand. It does not control. And it does not punish. Paul’s famous “love chapter” (1 Corinthians 13) is the focus in this week’s lesson. Even having faith or the great power of God is secondary to having His love, Paul says. Jesus is the perfect illustration of the love of God. His love always trusts, always hopes, and always protects.


  • What’s the best example of human love you’ve seen?
  • When have you been touched by someone’s false definition of love?
  • How do you respond to Paul’s statement that love is greater even than faith?

Looking for Steps 2, 3 & 4?

You can find Steps 2, 3 & 4 in your teacher’s guide. To purchase a teacher’s guide, please visit: Bible-in-Life or Echoes.

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