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1 Corinthians 13:1-

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-The Corinthians church were not walking in turn with God’s Spirit
-selfish
-divided
-and living in the flesh
-Abused the Gifts of the spirits
-Little to no regard for others.
-They may have had gifts of the spirit,
-BUT they lacked the fruit of the spirit
-Paul reminds them in Chapter 13 that you could be the most spiritual gifted individual in the world and if you lack love you are NOTHING.
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-Notice the context has nothing to do with weddings...
-The context is the love shared between brothers and sisters in the faith who share the fellowship of the same local church.
-AGAPE - Love
-Rarely used in ancient Greek lit
-most commonly used word for Love in the NT
-Not romatic of sensual love…like eros
-not in the NT
-Does not mean friendship or brotherly love like Philio
-NO…AGAPE IS A DEEPER KIND OF LOVE.
-SACRIFICIAL, PURE, SELFLESS, AND HOLY.
-Paul defines it for us in Chapter 13.
-IMPORTANT FOR US TO ALLOW THE BIBLE TO DEFINE LOVE.
-culture has mis-defined it.
-exaggeration here...
-speak in the tongues of men and of angels..
-hyperbolic language
-Saying if I had the greatest gift of eloquence and the greatest speaking gift in the world…and have not love I would be a clanging cymbal.
-It is interesting here that even someone of great eloquence could become nothing but noise.
-Even speaking truth without love is nothing but noise.
YOU CAN SPEAK THE RIGHT TRUTH IN THE WRONG WAY.
Prophetic powers -
Prophesy is a speaking gift, but it is related to knowledge because it is the proclaiming of knowledge.
Requires understanding....
-A man of God is obligated to share the truth of God in love.
Ephesians 4:15 ESV
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,
Understand all mysteries and all knowledge
-Mysteries - divine spiritual understanding
-knowledge - the grasping of facts and history etc
“all faith” - REMOVE MOUNTIANS
BUT HAVE NOT LOVE…I AM NOTHING
“GIVE AWAY ALL I HAVE”
“DELIEVER BY BODY TO BE BURNED”
Some groups promote self-humiliation, self-harm, and self denial to earn spritiual favor in the eyes of GOd and men.
“Deliever my body to be burned” - somebelieve this is a reference to slavier
-Slaves often branded with a hot iron to make themelsves as owned property.
-could be a reference to being burned alive as a martyr
-I GAIN NOTHING
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