And I will show you a still more excellent way.
13 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, I gain nothing.4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;[b] 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
The most excellent way is the way of love. What does REAL LOVE look like? In short, It looks like Jesus.
Jesus forgave his enemies, in fact, he forgave everyone, unconditionally, out of LOVE!
He called people out when they were sinning. He didn't let them ruin their lives with their sin. he brought them to their knees in repentance so that they would get out of their sins and be saved.
He suffered all things, including hell itself, so that we wouldn't have to suffer it for all eternity, all out of LOVE!!
He is the epitome of patience, kindness, humility, and submission.
HE IS LOVE!
So next time you want to know what true love is, look to Jesus and know that you have all the love you'll ever need. Then go out and love everyone around you with that love! Jesus has given you the power to love others as he has loved you! Be humble! Be a servant! Look to the interests and needs of others before your own. Bear with those who are weaker in faith. Bear the burdens of others as if they were your own. Care for others as if their life depended on it. FORGIVE ALWAYS!!! Just love people!
Prayer: Lord, help us to get off our high horses and love the way you want us to love. Amen.
Wed- Choir 7pm
Fri- Assemble newsletter 9am
Sat- worship 5pm
Sun- Worship 8:30 and 11; Sunday school 9:45; High School youth Bible Study 5pm; New member luncheon noon
Acolyte- 8:30- Jacob Cluver; 11- Alaina Heitgerd
Ushers- Figura family
Altar- Set up- Marilyn Foster, and Sue Ruhl; Clean up- Betty Schirr and Cheryl Bettlach
Elders- Sat- Charlie Figura; 8:30- Steve McDowell; 11- Dave Winter
Greeters- 8:30- Rich and Peggy Talbert; 11- Dave and Lil Winter
Lay readers- Sat- Marcia Sevier; 8:30- Steve McDowell; 11 - Kailyn Blechle
Sat. Pianist- Molly Hendershot
Organist- Rachel Fisher
Projectionists: Sat- Perricone 8:30- Julie Schaumberg; 11- Gus Klaustermeier
YESTERDAY'S BIBLE QUIZ: What was the last plague against Egypt before the exodus?
Every firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the slave girl who is behind the hand mill, even all the firstborn of the cattle. Thanks DON NOLTE!!