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Best When Mature

Love HeartHere we have in Saint Paul's words in 1 Corinthians 13.4,5 a definition of many sided love. "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered." Again Saint Paul writes from his own experience in 1 Corinthians 13.11, "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 childish ways behind me." This love is obviously best when mature.✞

Evangelizing the World

MouthDr James Kennedy, (1930-2007 AD) founder of The Evangelism Explosion, and himself the pastor of a very successful church, describes two possible ways to evangelize the world. The first is to hold a series of crusades. If there were one thousand people who commit themselves to Christ every night, and this happens not just for a week or for a month but for years and years, the church would grow. The number of Christians however would not even keep pace with the birth rate. This is a definition of "addition" growth. A better way is where one brings one to Christ, where a friend brings another friend and so on. This is multiplication growth.✞

"Many Sided Love"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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