Teachings

Teaching Notes, Teachings / 06.05.2018

1 Cor 14 Let love be your highest goal…but also desire the special abilities the Spirit gives, especially the gift of prophecy… Dear brothers and sisters, don’t be childish in your understanding of these things. Be innocent as babies when it comes to evil, but be mature and wise in understanding matters of this kind. It is written in the Scriptures…As they listen, their secret thoughts will be laid bare, and they will fall down on their knees and worship God, declaring, “God is really here among you.” “God is really here among you.” With this statement, Paul is talking about the results of something that I want to draw our attention to: God wants to be known and experienced in our gatherings. Have we ever considered this as a reality? What if it is not our idea for His manifest presence in our gatherings? What if it...

Teaching Notes, Teachings / 29.04.2018

Vintage Sermons // Greg Sanders // 1 Cor 14 Notes 1 Cor 14 Let love be your highest goal…but also desire the special abilities the Spirit gives, especially the gift of prophecy. For if your gift is the ability to speak in tongues, you will be talking to God, but not to people, since they will not be able to understand you. You will be speaking by the power of the Spirit, but it will all be mysterious. But one who prophesies is helping others grow in the Lord, encouraging and comforting them. A person who speaks in tongues is strengthened personally in the Lord, but one who speaks a word of prophecy strengthens the entire church. I wish you all had the gift of speaking in tongues, but even more, I wish you were all able to prophesy. For prophecy is a greater and more useful gift than speaking in tongues, unless someone interprets...

Teachings / 22.04.2018

Notes 1 Corinthians 13-14v1 There are three things that will endure—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love. Let love be our highest goal.. Let Love be your highest goal. Actively chase a life of Love. Love is not an emotion. This love that Paul is talking about is a patiently kind posture of being actively or actionably loving towards others. Restated: Let loving others be your highest life focus. Let the way you love others be the defining aspect of your every day life. What does that look like? Paul is concerned that this young Corinthian culture knows the answer to this question. What does a life of Loving others look like? What does it not? So, he presents a continuum. Am I meaningless noise…? If I could speak in any language in heaven or on earth but didn’t love others, I would only be making meaningless noise like a loud gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the...

Teachings / 08.04.2018

Message Notes First, however, let me tell you about something else that is better than any of them!… 1 Corinthians 13- If I could speak in any language in heaven or on earth but didn’t love others, I would only be making meaningless noise like a loud gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I knew all the mysteries of the future and knew everything about everything, but didn’t love others, what good would I be? And if I had the gift of faith so that I could speak to a mountain and make it move, without love I would be no good to anybody. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would be of no value whatsoever. Love is patient and kind. I want to go back...

Teachings / 01.04.2018

Vintage Sermons // Greg Sanders // 1 Corinthians 13 Notes For God, who was so deeply in love with the world, that He determined to give. He gave his very own Son’s life. He offered His very own Son to purchase humanity. Anyone who accepts and believes His Son is part of the family. paraphrase of: (John 3) Love. His love is why we celebrate this day. What is love? (Get reactions) In our study of 1 Corinthians, we are in a passage where Paul speaks into this idea of Love. 1 Corinthians 13 If I could speak in any language in heaven or on earth but didn’t love others, I would only be making meaningless noise like a loud gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I knew all the mysteries of the future and knew everything about everything, but didn’t love others, what good would I...

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