Love in the Local Church

added July 1, 1998
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type Series
scripture 1 Corinthians 13
topics The Church, Love of God, Loving Others
Love in the Local Church
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Here we have one of the most familiar chapters in the New Testament. It appears so frequently on wedding bulletins, we may be tempted to believe it was penned for that purpose. It is only when we read it in the context of the surrounding chapters that we can understand and apply it correctly. The apostle was addressing a church that was vibrant but chaotic. As they tried to cover their division and confusion by an over-emphasis on the spectacular gifts, Paul shows them a better way.

This chapter presents a particular challenge to any outwardly successful church because its preoccupations may not be the same as God’s priorities.

Other messages In This Series
Message Scripture ID Options
The Church in the Mirror 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 1714
Characteristics of Christian Love, Part One 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 1717
Characteristics of Christian Love, Part Two 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 1719
Characteristics of Christian Love, Part Three 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 1722
Love is Forever 1 Corinthians 13:8-13 1724
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