1 Corinthians 14:1-25 Earnestly desire.. gifts you can share (v. 1-5) Build up Call near Share convincingly gifts that help you mature (v. 6-21) Dive Deep gifts that will influence the lost (v. 22-25) One message Many messengers Many converts Realize what lives inside you – 1 Corinthians 6:19 Understand your value – Matthew 6:26 Nurture your gifts – 1 Corinthians 14:12 1 Corinthians 9:24 – Run to obtain the prize
1 Corinthians 13:1-13 If my PART is not fueled by love … I am noise (v. 1) I am nothing (v. 2) I gain nothing (v. 3) Love is the perfect fuel for all PART’s Embraces time (v. 4) Elevates others (v. 4-5) Encompasses faith and hope (v. 7) Fueling with love leads to a church that is consistently “full.” Incomplete things are temporary (v. 8-10) Immature faith is meant to be temporary (v. 11-12) Because love fueled the cross How COVID has affected us
The body of the church is made up of many members but together we make up the whole. It’s a difficult project that could leave us with blisters and sore, but it will be so worth it. What we do as a church body will have an eternal impact. Have you found your PART in our body yet?
1 Corinthians 12:1-11 1 Corinthians 9:24-27. How do we build our body up in order to win the prize? How do we train our body in such a way to handle the race? Have you visualized the finish line? Successful preparation requires acknowledgment – the illustration would be that in bodybuilding or getting in shape we need to acknowledge where we are, where we’ve been, and where we want to go as far as our health, weight, condition, etc. I How COVID has affected us