Words Are Important - Pastor Mark McCarty #youversion notes
- 1 Corinthians 13:4 (NIV)
- 1 Corinthians 13:5 (NIV)
- 1 Corinthians 13:6 (NIV)
- 1 Corinthians 13:7 (NIV)
- 1 Corinthians 13:8 (NIV)
- 2 Corinthians 2:11 (NIV)
- 1 John 3:16 (NIV)
in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes. (2 Corinthians 2:11 NIV)
When you are aware of Satan's schemes you can be prepared to fight and win the battles he starts. Remember God will fight for you, if you let Him.
How many tv shows twist God's Word to us? A few examples? 'Justified', 'Saving Grace', 'Will and Grace', 'Crossing Jordan' and 'The Lost'. Why?
Satan wants to give you a new definition of these terms. He would like for you to get your definition of 'Love' from television and the world. Satan doesn't want you to learn The Word God provided for us. If you learn God's Word you won't be fooled as easily.
How do we know what love is? God tells us plainly in His Word.
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. (1 John 3:16 NIV)
Jesus endured torture, beatings and insults so that we might have a way to be saved from eternal torment. The kind of love we see at the cross is the kind of love the world should see in us. Are we greater than our Master? We cannot be greater than the One we claim as our King and Savior. We can only attempt to be like Him.
Jesus was love. Replace the word love in the scripture below with Jesus. It fits perfectly.
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. 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. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV)
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