by Stan Coffey

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How To Be A People-Builder
Stan Coffey
I Corinthians 13:4

If you have your Bible, we are looking at I Corinthians 13, the love chapter and we have read these passages in this series of messages. Today, we are going to look at verse 4, the second part of verse 4. A few weeks ago we looked at the first part when we talked about the "Patience of Love". We talked about how love expresses itself through patience in the body of Christ. And today we want to talk to you about "How to be a People-builder."

Now this verse says, that love is patient and is kind. So, I want you to think about the phrase, "love is kind." Over in I Thessalonians 5:11, Paul said, "encourage one another and build each other up." That is a command of God to those of us who are children of God. We are to encourage one another and we are to build each other up. And Paul said love is kind.

I want to begin today by taking a survey of the kind of lessons that you have taken in your life. I want to know how many have ever taken music lessons? How many have ever taken golf lessons? Did it help you? How many have taken swimming lessons? How many have taken horseback riding lessons? How many have taken scuba diving lessons? How about underwater basket weaving? There are some in the back, some of the college students, praise God. I know that will come in handy in Amarillo to have that knowledge! You know, our society believes in continuing education. It believes in improving one's skills and one's self in developing skills and abilities that we have. If you look at the Amarillo College opportunities, the curriculum catalogue for continuing education, you will find a lot of specialized courses. All kinds of courses on how to manage, how to sell real estate, just all types of things, whatever you might be interested in is offered to you if you would like to continue your education, sharpen your skills and improve the abilities that you have. ...

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