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Session 27

How to go from good to better to best

Read: 1 Corinthians 14:1-25

Seek the gifts that build up the church. That was Paul's answer to believers who wanted to see the Holy Spirit in their lives. Praying in tongues is wonderful, but prophesying is better. A person speaking in their own prayer language is built up, but a person sharing intelligible truth builds up many more than just himself.

Paul encourages us to press forward from good to better to best. While some people might seek notoriety from their own spiritual accomplishment, it is better to help move others forward in their walk with God. As we seek God’s Kingdom, we will not be left without. Rather, God is able to multiply blessing far beyond just us. His generosity knows no bounds.

God is able to multiply blessing far beyond just us. His generosity knows no bounds.

The Christian life is not about our glory or advancement. Jesus said we are to lay down our lives for Him and others. The two greatest commandments we can follow are: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself (Mark 12:30). There's nothing in there about taking care of myself or making sure I am given credit.

True believers are unselfish and concerned with seeking God's Kingdom first, knowing that all the rest will be added to them as well (Matthew 6:33).

Reflect:

  • Where do you seek credit in your life?
  • What is a better way to love others?

1

Do we all have spiritual gifts?

Do we all have spiritual gifts?

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2

What it means to be united

What it means to be united

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3

The one time boasting is OK

The one time boasting is OK

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4

What happens when the church comes together

What happens when the church comes together

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5

The church is bigger than a building

The church is bigger than a building

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6

What your silent judgment says about you

What your silent judgment says about you

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7

Do you do what you say you believe?

Do you do what you say you believe?

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8

What happens when sin goes unaddressed

What happens when sin goes unaddressed

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9

How to know when popular opinion is wrong

How to know when popular opinion is wrong

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10

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

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11

Sex…It’s not about me

Sex…It’s not about me

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12

God, please save my spouse

God, please save my spouse

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13

Change how you see instead of what you see

Change how you see instead of what you see

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14

Don’t tie the knot until

Don’t tie the knot until

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15

Why can’t I do what I want?

Why can’t I do what I want?

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16

Why give time and money to the church?

Why give time and money to the church?

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17

Do I have anything to offer?

Do I have anything to offer?

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18

Are you training to win?

Are you training to win?

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19

Where to turn when life is more than you can bear

Where to turn when life is more than you can bear

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20

What are you going to chase today?

What are you going to chase today?

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21

The greatest responsiblity we have as Christians

The greatest responsiblity we have as Christians

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22

Why submit to my husband?

Why submit to my husband?

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23

Why searching your heart is a helpful practice for every day

Why searching your heart is a helpful practice for every day

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24

You were made for this

You were made for this

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25

Does church even need me?

Does church even need me?

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26

Are you serving with the right motivation?

Are you serving with the right motivation?

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27

How to go from good to better to best

How to go from good to better to best

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28

Does structure limit the Holy Spirit?

Does structure limit the Holy Spirit?

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29

Are you going through the motions?

Are you going through the motions?

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30

Why does an empty tomb matter?

Why does an empty tomb matter?

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31

You are who you hang around

You are who you hang around

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32

How to embrace the unknown

How to embrace the unknown

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33

You don’t need to fear death

You don’t need to fear death

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34

How can I make a difference in the world?

How can I make a difference in the world?

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