The Church in the Mirror
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The Church in the Mirror

From Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 6

1 Corinthians 13:1-3  (ID: 1714)

When Paul wrote his first letter to the Corinthian church, they were battling division and confusion brought on by self-centeredness and lack of agape love. In writing, he sought to humble the church and remind its members of what really mattered to God. Alistair Begg walks us through Paul’s teaching, noting that without Christ-like love, we are just noisy nuisances, gaining nothing in the giving of our lives. When love prevails, however, God’s people enjoy harmony, usefulness, and transformation.

The Way of Love

1If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned,1 but have not love, I gain nothing.

Copyright © 2020, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.