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11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, and reasoned like a child. When I became an adult, I no longer used childish ways. 12 Now we see a blurred image in a mirror. Then we will see very clearly. Now my knowledge is incomplete. Then I will have complete knowledge as God has complete knowledge of me.

13 So these three things remain: faith, hope, and love. But the best one of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:11–13 NLT
When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
1 Cor 13.11-
1 Corinthians 14:20–21 NKJV
Brethren, do not be children in understanding; however, in malice be babes, but in understanding be mature. In the law it is written: “With men of other tongues and other lips I will speak to this people; And yet, for all that, they will not hear Me,” says the Lord.
1 Cor 14:20
Thoughts: The human ability to reason and reflect.
Thoughts: The human ability to reason and reflect.
The human ability to reason and reflect. Believers are called to reflect upon the words and works of God as they are made known through Scripture and to avoid speculation based purely upon human reason.
Believers are called to reflect upon the words and works of God as they are made known through Scripture and to avoid speculation based purely upon human reason.
The human ability to reason and reflect. Believers are called to reflect upon the words and works of God as they are made known through Scripture and to avoid speculation based purely upon human reason.
thought: phroneo- think; set ones mind on, form an opinion, judge, MindSet..
Isaiah 55:8–9 KJV 1900
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, Neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are my ways higher than your ways, And my thoughts than your thoughts.
1 Corinthians 2:10 NLT
But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets.
1 Corinthians 2:10–11 NLT
But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets. No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit, and no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit.
2 Corinthians 2:10–12 NLT
When you forgive this man, I forgive him, too. And when I forgive whatever needs to be forgiven, I do so with Christ’s authority for your benefit, so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes. When I came to the city of Troas to preach the Good News of Christ, the Lord opened a door of opportunity for me.

4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.

GOD’S WORD Translation Paul’s Authority to Speak Forcefully

4 The weapons we use in our fight are not made by humans. Rather, they are powerful weapons from God. With them we destroy people’s defenses, that is, their arguments

GOD’S WORD Translation Paul’s Authority to Speak Forcefully

5 and all their intellectual arrogance that oppose the knowledge of God. We take every thought captive so that it is obedient to Christ. 6 We are ready to punish every act of disobedience when you have become completely obedient.

2 Cor 2:10-

We capture every thought and make it give up and obey Christ.

It takes a level of maturity to Capture Thoughts..
We are dealing with defensive weapons (arguments)
Intellectual arrogance
Remember you go from thinking as childish Christian to a Grownish Christian...

5 mLet this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, nbeing in the oform of God, thought it not probbery to be qequal with God: 7 But rmade himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of sa servant, and twas made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in ||ufashion as a man, rhe humbled himself, and wbecame obedient unto death, even xthe death of the cross. 9 yWherefore zGod also hath ahighly exalted him, and given him ba name which is above every name: 10 THAT AT THE NAME OF JESUS CEVERY KNEE SHOULD BOW, OF dethings IN HEAVEN, AND dethings IN EARTH, AND dfthings UNDER THE EARTH; 11 AND ffthat EVERY TONGUE SHOULD CONFESS THAT JESUS GCHRIST is hLORD, TO THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER.

Philippians 2:5–10 NKJV
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,

In your lives you must think and act like Christ Jesus.

Christ himself was like God in everything.

But he did not think that being equal with God was something to be used for his own benefit.

But he gave up his place with God and made himself nothing.

Phil 2:5-

7For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.

7 For as he thinketh in his bheart, so is he:

Proverbs 23:7 KJV 1900
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; But his heart is not with thee.
What Kinda Mind Is In You?
He Spoke Like A Child: How do Children Speak?
Speaking
He Spoke Like A Child: How do Children Speak?
Reasoned Like A Child: How Does A Child Reason With spiritual Matters
Reasoned Like A Child: How Does A Child Reason With spiritual Matters
Reason: To Use or exercise the mind or ones power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgement.
Apostle Paul States
I Grew Up: arise, develop, Turnnn, come into a new state of being..
I Put away Childish things.. ( wipe out, abolish; set aside, to put an end to a state or an activity.
Repentance:
The Hebrew word for “repentance” is derived from conversion or return; the Greek word, from change of mind or of intention. And the thing itself corresponds closely to the etymology of both words. The meaning is that, departing from ourselves, we turn to God, and having taken off our former mind, we put on a new.
repentance can thus be well defined: it is the true turning of our life to God, a turning that arises from a pure and earnest fear of him; 14 and it consists in the mortification of our flesh and of the old man, and in the vivification of the Spirit.
Since you have been a Christian, have you ever had to repent for a way you where thinking that you believed you where right about but realized once you got older, wiser and mature you where dead stinking wrong.....
2 Corinthians 5:13–21 The Message
If I acted crazy, I did it for God; if I acted overly serious, I did it for you. Christ’s love has moved me to such extremes. His love has the first and last word in everything we do. Our firm decision is to work from this focused center: One man died for everyone. That puts everyone in the same boat. He included everyone in his death so that everyone could also be included in his life, a resurrection life, a far better life than people ever lived on their own. Because of this decision we don’t evaluate people by what they have or how they look. We looked at the Messiah that way once and got it all wrong, as you know. We certainly don’t look at him that way anymore. Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons! Look at it! All this comes from the God who settled the relationship between us and him, and then called us to settle our relationships with each other. God put the world square with himself through the Messiah, giving the world a fresh start by offering forgiveness of sins. God has given us the task of telling everyone what he is doing. We’re Christ’s representatives. God uses us to persuade men and women to drop their differences and enter into God’s work of making things right between them. We’re speaking for Christ himself now: Become friends with God; he’s already a friend with you. How? you ask. In Christ. God put the wrong on him who never did anything wrong, so we could be put right with God.
2 Cor 5:13-
2 Corinthians 5:17–19 KJV 1900
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Reconciliation: A change from Enmity to friendship
Colossians 1:21–22 NLT
This includes you who were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions. Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault.
Colossians 1:21 NKJV
And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled
Col
Paul is teaching Us In 1 Corinthians Chapter 12 (when he brings up Spiritual gifts) 1 Corinthians chapter 13 ( when he brings up the greatest gift) 1 Cor Chapter 14 ( when he brings up Prophecy & Tongues)
Love Must be the Foundation of everything you do in Christ..
The early Church leaders Modeled love to the churches and in return the churches modeled to the rest of the World..
While the leaders possessed great gifts, their gifts took 2nd place to serving others out of Love....
This Might Surprise You But…Leaders aren’t suppose to do all the work of the Church. But we are to effectively broker the talent on the team. Good teams use every gift and enjoy both unity and diversity..
Todays Church look’s like this so i guess we have to blame the Leaders that birthed us…
Talented but unreliable
Gifted but rebellious
Anointed but un-loving
Called but Not Chosen
Called but Not Chosen
Tell someone that needs some nivea on deem elbows.. its time to get that grownish goin on…

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient and kind;

love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude.

It does not insist on its own way;

it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing,

but rejoices with the truth.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends.

Alter Call For All That Need to Repent
Ministers
leaders
Parents
ALL
b edition of 1539
b(a) edition of 1536 as altered in 1539
14 Calvin, in Preface to Comm. Psalms, impressively recalled that his own conversion, though delayed, had been “sudden.” (Cf. LCC XXIII. 52.) Here he uses the word “conversion” to describe repentance, which is thought of as lifelong.
Calvin, J. (2011). Institutes of the Christian Religion & 2. (J. T. McNeill, Ed., F. L. Battles, Trans.) (Vol. 1, p. 597). Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press.
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