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What is God's message to us in 1 John 3:11 (1 John 3:11 KJV) For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
There is a danger of our love becoming cold and if we are going to grow as Christians we need to guard against this. (Mat 24:12 KJV) And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
(Mat 24:13 KJV) But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
God promises in you something special if you will Love him. (Rom 8:28 KJV) And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. A growing Christian has the assurance that everything that happens in their life is going to turn out for the best. What a special special promise..
Lets try a little exercise write down 1 Corinthians 13 and try this week to memorize it.
(1 Cor 13:1 KJV) Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
(1 Cor 13:2 KJV) And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
(1 Cor 13:3 KJV) And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
(1 Cor 13:4 KJV) Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
(1 Cor 13:5 KJV) Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
(1 Cor 13:6 KJV) Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
(1 Cor 13:7 KJV) Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
(1 Cor 13:8 KJV) Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
(1 Cor 13:9 KJV) For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
(1 Cor 13:10 KJV) But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away
(1 Cor 13:11 KJV) When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
(1 Cor 13:12 KJV) For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
(1 Cor 13:13 KJV) And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity God has a work to do in your life and he wants you to be ready to do that work. You must have this love working in your life to accomplish his will in you.