Chapter 18

Do You REALLY Love Me?

Do You Really Love Me?

John 21:15-17: “So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

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1. What are the three questions Jesus asked Peter and what was Peter’s response to each one?
  a) Jesus asked:
    Peter answered:
  b) Jesus asked:
    Peter answered:
  c) Jesus asked:
    Peter answered:

2. Why did Jesus single out Peter for this intense discussion?
 

3. How do these questions and answers relate to a godly marriage?
 

4. What are the five suggestions in this lesson for establishing a godly marriage?
 
 
  c)
  d)
  e)

5. Add another suggestion of your own, and use a Scripture verse to support it.
 

6. What can happen when a godly wife is submissive to the unsaved husband? (1 Peter 3:1-2)
 

7. We live in a world where the outward appearance of a woman has been given a high place of importance in attracting her husband.  What are more important qualities a man should look for when selecting his wife? (1 Peter 3:4)
 

8. What are some things a husband can do to develop a godly marriage? (1 Peter 3:7)
 
 

9. People talk today about finding their “soul mate” — someone who will complete them.  But the problem with looking to another human to complete us is that, spiritually speaking, it's a form of idolatry. We are to find our fulfillment and purpose in ...
  , and in Him alone. 
  If we expect our spouse to be 'God' to us, he or she will fail every day. No person can live up to such expectations.

10. God's rule for a successful marriage in Genesis 2:24 is very specific. A married couple must ...
 
  and establish their own home, even if they can only afford a one-room apartment.

11. Paraphrase these verses that can keep a godly marriage on track. 
  a) Ephesians 4:26:
   
  b) Hebrews 13:4:
   
  c) Philippians 3:13:
   
  d) James 5:16:
   
  e) Ephesians 4:32:
   
  f) 1 Peter 4:8:
   

12. If you really love your spouse, he/she should be your #1
  after God.
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