God’s love is the glue that binds humanity together. Today’s reading describes clearly how this gift of love operates and thrives in this world. Does our life reflect that amazing love that Christ first showed us?
Worship this week:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week:
Faith, Hope, and Love, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 May 1, 2016
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Sunday, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, Faith, Hope, and Love
Monday, 1 Corinthians 2:1-5, Proclaiming Christ Crucified
Tuesday, 1 Corinthians 2:6-16, The True Wisdom of God
Wednesday, 1 Corinthians 3:1-23, On Divisions in the Church
Thursday, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Spiritual Gifts
Friday, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31, One Body with Many Members
Saturday, 1 Corinthians 14:1-25, Gifts of Prophecy and Tongues
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
- How do these verses describe Christian living?
- How does love shape you?
- Who do you love? Who loves you?
- Who is hard to love? What could you do to make it easier to love those who are harder to love?
- What are your spiritual gifts? Who has spiritual gifts that complement yours? How can you do more together than you could do by yourself?
Pray: Loving Lord, you have showered your world with faith, hope, and love. Help us to be faithful to you, to offer hope to those in need, and to love all your children. Amen
Bless: Close your devotion with this blessing: May God fill you abundantly with all spiritual gifts, especially the gift of love. Amen.