Saturday, 11 July 2009

The Greatest of These is Love

The Greatest of These is Love

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1 Corinthians 13 - Love Suffereth Long

Love is - Patient
Love thinks of others - Not impatient or hasty

Self-Flesh Says: I MUST - Get what I want NOW
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1 Corinthians 13 - Love is kind

Love is - Kind
Love thinks of others - Not insensitive and thoughtless

Self-Flesh Says: I MUST - Look after myself first
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1 Corinthians 13 - Love envieth NOT

Love is - Not jealous
Love thinks of others - Admires the good qualities of others

Self-Flesh Says: I MUST - Focus on myself and my achievements
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1 Corinthians 13 - Love vaunteth NOT itself

Love is - Not proud
Love thinks of others - Aware of your own weaknesses

Self-Flesh Says: I MUST - Be the best
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1 Corinthians 13 - Is NOT puffed up

Love is - Not arrogant
Love thinks of others - Does not bully/impress others

Self-Flesh Says: I MUST - I am the most important
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1 Corinthians 13 - Doth NOT behave itself unseemly

Love is - Not rude
Love thinks of others - Not short tempered

Self-Flesh Says: I MUST - Others should look up to me
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1 Corinthians 13 - Seeketh NOT her own

Love is - Not selfish
Love thinks of others - Submissive and cooperative

Self-Flesh Says: I MUST - Get my own way
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1 Corinthians 13 - Is NOT easily provoked

Love is - Not irritable
Love thinks of others - Open and easy to get on with

Self-Flesh Says: I MUST - Defend my own position
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1 Corinthians 13 - Thinketh NO evil

Love is - Not resentful
Love thinks of others - Sympathetic - seeks ways to help

Self-Flesh Says: I MUST - Attack others weaknesses
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1 Corinthians 13 - Rejoiceth NOT in iniquity

Love is - Not competitive
Love thinks of others - Not fickle or hypocritical

Self-Flesh Says: I MUST - Is glad when others fail
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1 Corinthians 13 - But rejoiceth in the Truth

Love is - positive / joyful / encouraging
Love thinks of others - Keeps a positive outlook

Self-Flesh Says: I MUST - Complain and be negative
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1 Corinthians 13 - ALL THINGS - Beareth

Love is -forgiving
Love thinks of others - Will forgive faults in others

Self-Flesh Says: I MUST - Refuse to forgive
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1 Corinthians 13 - ALL THINGS - Believeth

Love is - trusting
Love thinks of others - Trusts in God to overcome all

Self-Flesh Says: I MUST - Refuse to trust - I can do it myself
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1 Corinthians 13 - ALL THINGS - Hopeth

Love is - hoping
Love thinks of others - Genuinely concerned for others

Self-Flesh Says: I MUST - Look after Number 1
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1 Corinthians 13 - ALL THINGS - Endureth

Love is - enduring
Love thinks of others - Doesn't give up on others

Self-Flesh Says: I MUST - Let others look after themselves
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1 Corinthians 13 - Love NEVER fails

Love is - eternal
Love thinks of others - Will last FOREVER

Self-Flesh Says: I MUST - Will one day FINISH
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" ... if I have all Knowledge ... and all faith ... and have not love - I am nothing ... "

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From the notes:
Information and Awareness Meeting
2 June 2001
Punchbowl Ecclesia NSW

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