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Love Defined

Love Defined

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After you read today’s passage through the first time, how would you define love?

Now, let’s try something a bit different...

Every time that you see the word “LOVE” replace it with your name.

For example, “Love is patient. Love is kind.”becomes “Marty is patient. Marty is kind,” when I do it.

Does that change the definition any? Does that change our perspective on what love is?

What jumps out at you? What doesn’t fit? 

Can I make that a part of who I am? Do/can/will people see the definition of love in me?

Now read it a third time. This time, replace “LOVE”with “JESUS.”

“Jesus is patient. Jesus is kind.”

How does that change things?

Love Defined.

Keep the Faith... Carpe Diem

1 Corinthians 13 

"1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, 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.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

Be Reminded

Be Reminded

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