Spiritual Gifts Applied (Love Part 2)

8/30/2015

Spiritual Gifts Applied (Love Pt.2)
1st Corinthians 12:31 Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts. But now I shall show you a still more excellent way…

To Desire Something Good is a Sign of a Healthy Life!
1st  Corinthians 12:31  Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts. But now I shall show you a still more excellent way…

Words Without Love Are Clamorous
1st  Corinthians 13:1  If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

Prophecy, Knowledge & Acts of Faith Without Love Is Pretentiousness
1st Corinthians 13:2  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 have not love, I am nothing.

Self-Sacrifice For Glory Is No Glory At All!
1st Corinthians 13:3   If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Patience is Deliberately Slow To Anger
1st Corinthians 13:4  Love is patient…

Anger Management Is Found In The Bible!
Colossians 3:8 …put off all such things as anger, rage, malice, slander, abusive language from your mouth.
Ephesians 4:31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.
Psalms 37:8 Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath!  Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
Proverbs 14:29 Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
Proverbs 19:11 Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
Ephesians 4:26-27 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil…

Kindness Is To Be Of Service, Benevolent Helpful
1st Corinthians 13:4 …love is kind

xrēstós (“suitable, usefully kind”) describes what God defines is kind –We have no adjective in English that conveys this blend of being kind and good at the same time (M. Vincent).
Xrestus (“useful, kindly”) was a common slave-name in the Graeco-Roman world. It appears as a spelling variant for the familiar Christus (Xristos). (In Greek the two words were pronounced alike.)” (F. F. Bruce, The Books of Acts, 368).

Love is The Perfect Spiritual Gift
1st Corinthians 13:13  So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

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