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Series: Connect and Serve
I Corinthians 14:1-25
Connect and Serve: Doing the Most Good
1 Corinthians 14:1-25
1 Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. 2 For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit. 3 On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. 4 The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church. 5 Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be built up.
I remember reading a story one time about a small group in a church this was in Maryland, and they had a friend in the group who developed a disease, I can't remember the disease and I couldn't find this article but anyway the man in the group, he was a young man, in his late 20s and obviously this was devastating for him. Well you know he was going to have to move and probably move back home, but he had a good job, he was a teacher… And he loved his job and he loved his community and he loved his church and his church loved him, but all of that was about to be ripped away from him, this was right outside DC a big area, he had no way to get around, he had no one to really take care of him… But a few of the members of his small group in that church, had a burden for him, they saw church not as a place you casually go to on Sunday, but they saw the church as a family, as a body of believers that didn't just casually relate to one another on Sunday morning but as a family, who loved one another and cared for one another and protected one another… They believed that as Christians they had a responsibility to one another. And ...
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