Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
“The church in Corinth was passed their honeymoon stage. They started getting caught up in lawsuits, opinions of sexual sin, opinions of marriage, carnality of Christians, eating sacrificial meat. When I read through 1 Corinthians I see Paul’s answers to these issues, but more than that: I see Paul’s emphasis on our role to Glorify God.”
“I have a friend who left the Baptist church because he was sick of communion having the stuffing preached out of it; he preferred to just sit with the mystery of the whole thing. I am mindful of that warning as I preach on this subject. You don’t need to understand the chemical composition of bread to be nourished by it, likewise I have no idea how a cd works but I enjoy the music they make. So this discussion today is just my attempt to throw a little light on one side of the mountain.”
"At the original last supper he ate with the man who would betray him, the man who would publicly deny him three times over the following twelve hours, and nine others who would shortly abandon him in his hour of most profound need, leading up to and including the crucifixion. If they were acceptable people to take that first communion with then why aren’t we? "
We looked at 1 Corinthians 9 on Sunday:
1-2 And don’t tell me that I have no authority to write like this. I’m perfectly free to do this—isn’t that obvious? Haven’t I been given a job to do? Wasn’t I commissioned to this work in a face-to-face meeting with Jesus, our Master? Aren’t you yourselves proof of the good work that I’ve done for the Master? Even if no one else admits the authority of my commission, you can’t deny it. Why, my work with you is living proof of my authority!
"Forrest Gump said that life is like a box of chocolates, Rod says that life is like an old fashioned doughnut with a hole in it. Some things like real idolatry are wrong every day of the week and five times on Sundays. Other things like eating food offered to idols or doing yoga are discretionary, they are not wrong in themselves but may do harm to others"