June 24, 10AM – “Hang All The Law And The Prophets” – – 1 Corinthians 13 –
The Church at Corinth was gifted. They experienced and exercised the spiritual gifts, and yet they were divided and carnal. They had neglected Love. Paul tried to teach the church that the gifts mean nothing without Love. He wrote; “earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way” (1 Cor.12:31). God’s Agape’ Love is the more excellent way. (1 Corinthians 13) The ability to exercise any of the spiritual gifts mean nothing if it is done without God’s Love. Love is the key. If Christians miss that, everything else we do is a waste of time and effort. John wrote; “He who does not Love does not know God, for God is Love” (1 John 4:8). That is what it all comes down to, and Love is the Fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal.5:22).