1 Corinthians 16:10-24
When Timothy comes, see that you put him at ease among you, for he is doing the work of the Lord, as I am. 11 So let no one despise him. Help him on his way in peace, that he may return to me, for I am expecting him with the brothers.
12 Now concerning our brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to visit you with the other brothers, but it was not at all his will to come now. He will come when he has opportunity.
13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
14 Let all that you do be done in love.
15 Now I urge you, brothers—you know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints— 16 be subject to such as these, and to every fellow worker and laborer. 17 I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have made up for your absence, 18 for they refreshed my spirit as well as yours. Give recognition to such people.
19 The churches of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church in their house, send you hearty greetings in the Lord. 20 All the brothers send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
21 I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. 22 If anyone has no love for the Lord, let him be accursed. Our Lord, come! 23 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. 24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.
These people are trustworthy.
Real emotions, real responses.
Real opinions, real generosity for differences.
Effort is required for communication and factors of trust and reliability.
Effort to encourage and affirm.
The goal is Loving Jesus. Not just authority and not power.
A place to share who you are, with the understanding that as Jesus made a path for you,
you make this path for others.
Rare in this world! Where people have unmet needs and seek to take from others to help bolster themselves in power of respect, likability, honor, materialism and human resources.
Jesus teaches us to behave with more regard to completing the circle of relationship.
Put at ease, work God would have us do, stopping angry arguments and manipulation. Finding Peace. Refreshing each other.
Sticking to the Faith God has given us.
Let all that you do be done in love.
Father God, let me be one of the number when the saints come marching in. Help me to do the work and, with You, correct me in Your mercy and teachings of the Faith - to be a God pleaser and a man pleaser second. To know to say 'no' to some fellowship and 'yes' to what is pleasing to You. To prioritize what You have given me first. And not to stray from the Work You willingly give me to do.
Father God, enfold and love those I love. Warm our hearts to please You. Help me upbuild just the People You would give me. You are God, I am not. Let us build so well this Nation is calm and has Good News again. Let this joy spread to the nations who love You.
We ask for this Renewal in Jesus. Amen.
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