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And the greatest of these is love…walk in the way of love.

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 (TNIV) – “If I speak in human or angelic tongues, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body [to hardship] that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. 

    4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 

    8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 

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

If you pour oil into a vase then pour water into it, the oil rises to the top and is flushed out as the water overflows the vase.  When it comes to envy like the oil in the vase, God’s love is abundantly poured into our lives so that the envy has nowhere to go but out of the vessel for envy is contrary to God’s love.  As God’s people, what once filled us has been flushed out because God has been pouring and continues to pour to overflowing His love into our lives.  Just like a vessel, all we are to do is receive and as we receive there will be an overflow of His love and we will walk in the new; we will walk in the way of love.

Responding to the Transmission: Let’s walk the new walk together.  Love is an action we share together in the church.  Let’s ask the Lord to fill our church, our missional groups, our campuses and ourselves with more of His generous love that we will overflow and walk in the way of love.

Taste and See…its good!

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Bitter Envy…Peacemakers

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

From Envy to Abundantly…

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

We Have All We Need

Monday, March 30th, 2009