23 Exercise of Spiritual Gifts
1 Corinthians 13:1-7 (NIV)
v1 - If I speak in tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clinging cymbal.
v2 - If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
v3 - If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love I again nothing.
v4 - Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
v5 - It is not rude, if is not self-seeking, it s not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs.
v6 - Love does not delight n evil but rejoices with truth.
v7 - It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves.
1 Corinthians 12:25 (NIV)
v25 - so that there should be no division n the body, but that it parts should have equal concern for each other.
Ephesians 4:11-16 (NKJV)
v11 - And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers.
v12 - for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.
v13 - Till we all come to the writing of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;
v14 - that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness by which they lie in bait to deceive.
v15 - but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head- Christ.
v16 - from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.