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Our missionary to East Asia shares reminds us of the importance of living with the perspective of the immanency of Christ’s return.
What happens when you meet Jesus? In the Christmas story, we can see the response of certain people who got the chance to meet Jesus as a baby.
Within the four Gospels, John tells the Christmas story in a very unique way. He tells the story of Jesus’ birth without ever telling us about Mary, Joseph, the angels, or the shepherds. John tells us the “story behind the story” of Jesus’ birth.
As we gather to worship encourage, strengthen, and build up our brothers and sisters, Paul reminds us of the importance of letting the cohesion of worship display God’s beauty and glory, rather than letting our own self-centered desires muddy up that display of who God is.
How do we use the spiritual gifts that involve our words to lovingly build up the body of Christ? Paul compares two spiritual gifts to show us the importance of understanding the purpose of the gifts as we use them.
Which tool you use for a project is important. A tool that is good for one job may not be good for a different job. The task at hand determines what tool fits best. In the same way, God gives us different tools called spiritual gifts to help us build up the body of Christ…
In 1 Corinthians 12 and 13, Paul teaches the Corinthian about how to use the spiritual gifts as tools to love their brothers and sisters. Now in chapter 14, he gives them a practical “how-to” lesson in applying the the things he taught them. For us, it’s easier to understand Paul’s lesson by first seeing…
Temporary things? Or things that last forever? These are the things that help us determine where to keep our main focus. This also applies to how we see our spiritual gifts and what they produce: love.
Love is complex and deep! It can be felt differently and expressed differently in all kinds of situations. So what is the best way to describe love? What does love look like?
Spiritual gifts are an important part in the life of of a Christians. Especially when they are used to deliver the gift of love to those around them.