Thoughts About Love

As I consider Valentine’s day and contemplate love, I began asking the question, what is love? The obvious place to go is to 1 Corinthians chapter 13, the love chapter. Verses 4-8a tell us what love is….

Love is patient, love is kind.
Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not conceited, does not act improperly, is not selfish, is not provoked, and does not keep a record of wrongs.
Love finds no joy in unrighteousness but rejoices in the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends.

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Why Churches Need to Stop Family Ministry

It is a topic that is generating much interest these days. First the church realized that ministry to children was important, yet often neglected in the church. Children’s ministry became mainstream, not just a forgotten part of youth ministry.

Then someone read Deuteronomy 6 and realized that it was not the church’s place to be the primary influence in a child’s spiritual walk, it was the parents. Now the church sees parents as ill-equipped to teach their children and seek family ministry to help them. So has the church once again forgotten the importance of reaching children and are reaching mainly adults again?

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