Light & Darkness & New Testament Conversion



1 Corinthians 13

13 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres these is love.  Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Leadership is not lording it over others, no.  Leadership is being an example of Jesus Christ in order that young Christians and others in life can learn about Christ.  If they have something here on earth to emulate they might believe.  Everyone needs leaders because people need an example of what they want to do or be.  Man was made in this way by God.  God created us in His image (Genesis 1), that means he created us to look and be (hopefully) like him.  Being like God is a spiritual existence here on earth.  I want to be like God because God is good and I am going to show you many ways that he is.

Additional findings: short, uncivilized, uncouth, uncultured, uneducated, ungracious, unmannerly, unpolished, unrefined, wild are all rude.

Love is:
  1. Patient
  2. Kind
  3. Envies not
  4. Boast's not
  5. not Proud
  6. not Rude
  7. not Self-Seeking
  8. not Easily Angered
  9. Angered not
  10. Records no Wrong
  11. no Delight In Evil
  12. Rejoices With The Truth


Love always:

  1. protects
  2. trusts
  3. hopes
  4. perseveres


Love never fails.  And these 3 remain:

  1. Faith
  2. Hope
  3. Love


 2 Peter 1:5-11  For this reason make every effort to add to your faith:

  1. Goodness and to Goodness;
  2. Knowledge and to Knowledge;
  3. Self-control and to Self-control;
  4. Perseverance and to Perseverance;
  5. Godliness and to Godliness;
  6. Brotherly Kindness and to Brotherly Kindness;
  7. Love
Galatians 5:22  The fruit of the Spirit are:

  1. Love
  2. Joy
  3. Peace
  4. Patience
  5. Kindness
  6. Goodness
  7. Faithfulness
  8. Gentleness
  9. Self-control

Against these things there is no law.

Manners - ways of behaving with reference to polite standards; social component
Ethics - a system of moral principles
Discipline, Honor, Prudence = Good
Morals - of or relating to principles of right and wrong behavior
Etiquette - rules indicating the proper and polite way to behave
Principles - a rule or standard, especially of good behavior
Values - to determine or estimate the worth or value of; appraise


I
want to give some special attention to something that love is not.  Love is not RUDE.  For some reason in life, people do not mind at all of being rude to other.  They enjoy disrespecting on television and dogging out even a friend.  What I would like is to examine the word RUDE for a minute.

Synonyms for the word RUDE
  • abusive
  • blunt
  • boorish
  • coarse
  • crude
  • ignorant
  • impolite
  • insulting
  • intrusive
  • obscene
  •  cheeky
  • churlish
  • crabbed
  • gross
  • gruff
  • illiterate
  • impertinent

  • crabbed
  • curt
  • discourteous
  • graceless
  • gross
  • gruff
  • illiterate
  • impertinent



  •  surly
  • vulgar
  • uncivil
  • abrupt
  • bad-mannered
  • barbarian
  • barbaric
  • barbarous
  • brusque
  • brutish
  • impudent
  • inconsiderate
  • insolent
  • loutish
  • low
  • offhand
  • peremptory
  • raw
  • savage
  • scurrilous
 
 
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