First Love (1st Corinthians 13)

The Church is a Body, and we are filled with the Spirit. If you are a follower of Christ, then you have been indwelled with God’s Spirit, and you along with each one of us have been given at least on spiritual gift. God wants you to get involved in this living organism called the Church.

In order to serve one another well, God’s Spirit empowers His people with spiritual gifts — abilities energized by the Holy Spirit, to be used for the good of the church, and to display Jesus’ fame in the world.

Yet there is one necessary ingredient as the foundation for all of our giftedness: LOVE. God’s love is first, and first in all our lives must be His love.

First Love

Message title: First Love
Twentieth week of the Beautiful Messy Church
Scriptures: 1st Corinthians 13
Preacher: Devlyn Kozol
Date: 2/21/16

1st Corinthians 13:

  1. The Power of Love (13:1-3)
  2. The Personification of Love (13:4-7)
  3. The Perfection of Love (13:8-13)

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Scripture readings: 1 Corinthians 13; John 15:9; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 1st John 1:8-9; Romans 5:8; 2nd Corinthians 5:14-15

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This year we each of us are invited on an adventure to look up and love God first. What will be your plan to develop a new rhythm of seeking God each day? » Find some help here.

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