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1 Corinthians 13: 8-13 Growing up in Love

The Corinthians were an enthusiastic but immature church. The funny thing, however, is that they felt superior to others as if they had it all together as a church community. They looked at their ministries, their cleverness, their knowledge of Greek philosophy, their insightful members, their particular set of gifts and they actually thought that they had made it. That they were as perfect a church, as there could be. There was a smugness about them as a Christian community. Somehow the Corinthian Christians had misunderstood what maturity was. Maturity or perfection is to be like God, to be like Christ and what characterises God and Christ is the word “love.” Christian maturity and Christian love go hand in hand.