Sunday, April 30, 2017
Divine Love as the Mark of the Christian
Rev. Aaron Chan
13 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 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. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
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Summer Retreat will be from Sat, July 1 – Tues, July 4 at Marywood University. Rev. Andrew Lee will be returning to be this year’s guest speaker on the topic of “growing as a healthy church”. There are registration forms available in the back as you leave.
Mother’s Day Baby Dedication is a time of profession by the parents to raise their child(ren) with Christian household values. If you’re interested in dedicating, please talk to Rev. Aaron after service.
Agape Summer Day Camp is a local outreach to the families in the community, where children can receive academic help and have the chance to learn about the Gospel. It runs from July 5 to August 18. If you’re interested in working, please apply here. To register your children, applications are available in the office.