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1 John

The Old Commandment

John 13:34-35

34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (ESV)

 & 1 John 2:7-11

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A Different Goal | 1 Peter 1:22-2:3

God loves you more than you could possibly love anyone, including him. The love He has for you is greater than anything you could possibly imagine. And how God loves you is through action – through Jesus’ work upon the cross, the daily provision that he gives us, and all the ways he sharpens us to be more like him. When we properly understand this, we will love others as a witness to God’s love for us and plan of redemption.

1 Peter 1:22-2:3

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Proverbs: Friends

This week we continue looking at relationships in the book of Proverbs, and focus in on friendship.

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Proverbs: Lovers

Over the next 12 weeks Pastor Sam will work topic by topic through the book of Proverbs. This week Pastor Sam looks at what Proverbs has to say about our emotions and the way they affect our interacts with the world.

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Proverbs: Emotions

Over the next 12 weeks Pastor Sam will work topic by topic through the book of Proverbs. This week Pastor Sam looks at what Proverbs has to say about our emotions and the way they affect our interacts with the world.

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The Essential Element of Any Church

1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13

27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. 28 And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31 But earnestly desire the higher gifts.

And I will show you a still more excellent way.

13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. (ESV)