Love is “other-directed”

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. —1 Corinthians 13:4-6 ESV John Piper on 1 Corinthians 13:4 We all love … More Love is “other-directed”

April 18 1 Corinthians 12:1-13

April 18 1 Corinthians 12:1-13 (ESV) Spiritual Gifts 12:1 Now concerning [1] spiritual gifts, [2] brothers, [3] I do not want you to be uninformed. 2 You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. 3 Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no … More April 18 1 Corinthians 12:1-13

You can’t proclaim what you don’t remember

In our read-through-the-Bible plan, we come to 1 Corinthians 11:17-34.  where Paul gives instructions regarding The Lord’s Supper. Evidently, there were abuses that needed correction.   John Piper, in a sermon, “The Lord’s Supper as Worship”, says that we express the value of Christ by “remembering,” by “proclaiming,” and by “nourishing.” Reminding First, the Lord’s … More You can’t proclaim what you don’t remember