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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Greatest Of All Things Is LOVE For The FATHER JEHOVAH And The SON JESUS



1 Corinthians 12:1-31 NIV






Concerning Spiritual Gifts





1Now about the Gifts of The SPIRIT, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. 


3Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by The SPIRIT of GOD Says, 

“JESUS Be Cursed,” 


and no one can say, 


“JESUS Is LORD,” except by The HOLY SPIRIT.



4There are different kinds of gifts, but The Same SPIRIT Distributes them. 5There are different kinds of service, but The Same LORD. 6There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone It Is The Same GOD at work.







7Now to each one The Manifestation of The SPIRIT Is Given for the common good. 8To one there is given through The SPIRIT a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of The Same SPIRIT,9to another faith by The Same SPIRIT, to another gifts of healing by That ONE SPIRIT, 10to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues and to still another the interpretation of tongues. 11All these are the work of ONE and The Same SPIRIT, and HE Distributes them to each one, Just As HE Determines.









Unity and Diversity in the Body




12Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with CHRIST.13For we were all baptized by ONE SPIRIT so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given The ONE SPIRIT to drink. 14Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.






15Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 16And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 17If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18But in fact GOD Has Placed the parts in the body, every one of them, Just As HE Wanted them to be. 19If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20As it is, there are many parts, but one body.




21The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” 22On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But GOD Has Put the body together, Giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.


27 Now you are The BODY of CHRIST, and each one of you is a part of it.






28And GOD Has Placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. 29Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues ? Do all interpret? 31Now eagerly desire the greater gifts.




Love Is Indispensable



And yet I will show you the most excellent way.





1 Corinthians 13:1-13 NIV








1If 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. 2If 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. 3If 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.


4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.


8Love 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. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11When 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. 12For 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.


13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.









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