We are going through a series from 1 Corinthians 13. It is striking to hear Paul's loving rebuke of the Corinthians for their lack of love. They are indeed believers but seemed to have totally missed the command of John 13:34-15. I've been considering how we resemble them in falsely measuring our Christian maturity by many things but our love. May God radically change me (and us) to measure our success by grace empowered love - the one thing that does last! It is the difference between ultimate emptiness and the fullness of God (see 1 Cor. 13:2b and Eph. 3:19).
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Charity and Its Fruits
Love One Another for Love Is of God
Love Thy Neighbour
The Dearest Place on Earth
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Nine Marks of a Healthy Church
The Giver & The Gifts
CJ Mahaney, Dave Harvey & Jeff Purswell
The Non-Spectacular Gifts: Unimpressive or Unappreciated?