CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

March 17, 2010

A Daily Online Lenten Study Guide: Day 25


CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

A DAILY ONLINE LENTEN STUDY GUIDE: DAY 25

Monte Holland

This is the twenty-fifth in a series of daily Lenten devotionals called “Scriptural Lessons Leading to a Godly and Moral Life.” To start the study, click on: A Daily Online Lenten Study Guide: Introduction or

https://carolyncholland.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/a-daily-online-lenten-study-guide-introduction/ 

To view yesterday’s A DAILY ON-LINE LENTEN STUDY GUIDE click on: A Daily Online Lenten Study Guide: Day 24

Today’s photographs feature Covenant Presbyterian Church in Ligonier, PA, and an unidentified New England church that was sponsoring a bean supper while we were traveling.  To view click on: http://ligonierliving.blogspot.com/2010/03/daily-online-lenten-study-guide-day-25.html

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 Love Chapter – 1 Corinthians 13

 1What if I could speak all languages of humans and of angels?

   If I did not love others, I would be nothing more than a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

    2What if I could prophesy and understand all secrets and all knowledge? And what if I had faith that moved mountains? I would be nothing, unless I loved others.

    3What if I gave away all that I owned and let myself be burned alive?  I would gain nothing, unless I loved others.

    4Love is kind and patient, never jealous, boastful, proud, or 5rude.

   Love isn’t selfish or quick tempered. It doesn’t keep a record of wrongs that others do.

    6Love rejoices in the truth, but not in evil.

    7Love is always supportive, loyal, hopeful, and trusting.

    8Love never fails! Everyone who prophesies will stop, and unknown languages will no longer be spoken. All that we know will be forgotten.

    9We don’t know everything, and our prophecies are not complete.

    10But what is perfect will someday appear, and what isn’t perfect will then disappear.

    11When we were children, we thought and reasoned as children do. But when we grew up, we quit our childish ways.

    12Now all we can see of God is like a cloudy picture in a mirror. Later we will see him face to face. We don’t know everything, but then we will, just as God completely understands us.

    13For now there are faith, hope, and love. But of these three, the greatest is love. 1 Corinthians 13

     Read the following words from the March 15, 2009 Upper Room devotion, written by Lillián Saldaña Campos (Holguin, Cuba): Love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. -Romans 12:10 (NRSV)

ONE day I observed a young girl, about 10 years old, as she gave a beautiful rose to an old woman and addressed her, saying, “God bless you.” The woman, who was obviously homeless and shabbily dressed, exclaimed, “In all my years, no one has ever shown me such kindness. Thank you, little one.” A loving gesture, word, or deed can make an impact on others.

EXERCISES:

     The “Love Chapter” stands on its own. Multiple words give us glimpses of what love is what love is not. For one exercise go to Daily Online Lenten Bible Study: Day 25 to reinforce in your memory these words that describe love and those words which are in opposition to love.

Exercise: Unscramble the following words that Paul uses to describe love–  

(oyall)________________

(atintpe) _______________________

(idnk) ________________

(opehulf) __________________________

 (utstrnig) ________________________

 Love is not the following words—

               (uder) __________________

                (ulfoasbt) _______________________

                (ouprd) ________________

                (eajouls) _____________________

Love is the greatest, greater than _________ and ___________.

Continue on to the next lesson on A DAILY ON-LINE LENTEN STUDY GUIDE: 26 by clicking on: A Daily Online Lenten Study Guide: Day 26

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Monte and I welcome any comments you might have on the Lenten posts. Use the COMMENT box below to respond. For details on the COMMENT CONTEST click on: https://carolyncholland.wordpress.com/monthly-prize-for-comments/

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ADDITIONAL READING:

Breaking the Cycle of Abuse: A Devotion

AQUILA AND PRISCILLA: A Script on their Marriage

CHARACTERISTICS OF ABUSIVE FAMILIES

CHILD ABUSE DEFINITIONS

INTEGRITY: A JOURNALISTIC CODE OF ETHICS REVIEW

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