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Love is Unselfish

Westminster Seminary California Professor A. Craig Troxel gives a morning devotion from 1 Corinthians 13.

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Love is Humble

C.S. Lewis wrote that the first step to “acquire humility” is “to realize that one is proud. If you think you are not conceited, it means you are very conceited indeed.” Lewis is probably correct that pride shadows us more than we know. Thankfully the Word of God helps us to see how we can re-orient our lives, speech and motives more humbly. Moreover, the eternal Word become flesh helps us to see what humbling oneself looks like; especially when it is motivated by love.

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Love is Earnest

When Paul says "Love does not envy" he is addressing the earnestness of our desire. A strong or intense desire is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, Scripture tells us to "earnestly desire" higher spiritual gifts among other things (1Cor 12.31). But if we desire or love something in the wrong way and to the wrong degree, then we have entered into the realm of envy. The darkness of envy will not rest until it has snuffed out its rival, even if that rival is the "light of the world." 

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What Is Love?

This series of chapel talks (based on 1Corinthians 13) is intended to answer the question, “What Is Love?” Few questions could be more important or more practical. Our “greatest” duty is to love God with all of our heart and to love our neighbor as ourselves. So, if we miss this, we have missed the most obvious thing of all. This first lesson looks at the two sides of love—in what it is determined to endure and what it is willing to give.

Love is Passive and Active (1Cor 13.4)

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Paul’s Paradigm for Building up the Church in 1 Corinthians 3:5 - 4:5

A lecture from WSC's new Associate Professor of New Testament, Dr. Bradley J. Bitner

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The Way of Wisdom in the Church

In this passage, Paul would have us realize that even truth, that is true knowledge, becomes folly if it is employed to accopmplish an end for which it is not adapted.

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Spiritual Gifts: Are Signs and Wonders for Today?

Paul corrects the church in Corinth's worldly view of spiritual gifts by grounding the use of all gifts in love.

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Imagine a World Where Love Reigns

Is not the kingdom of God a place where love reigns? Then, as Christians how are we to live so that the gospel of Jesus Christ reaches others?

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1 Corinthians 15:29-34

An analysis of how Christ's resurrection sheds light on one of the most controversial passages in the New Testament.

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Psalm 78; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

The Apostle Paul utilizes Psalm 78 to encourage the church to be confident in their election in Christ and warn them of the temptation of taking the love of God for granted as Israel had done.

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Peter Martyr Vermigli: International Reformer

Resident Faculty, W. Robert Godfrey   |   March 1,1999   |  Type: Articles

A brief study of the life and work of the Italian reformer Peter Martyr Vermigli.

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