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John Calvin puts forward a very simple reason why love is the greatest gift: “Because faith and hope are our own: love is diffused among others.” In other words, faith and hope benefit the possessor, but love always benefits another. In John 13:34–35 Jesus says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Love always requires an “other” as an object; love cannot remain within itself, and that is part of what makes love the greatest gift.
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Original Article: http://www.christianitytoday.com/karl-vaters/2016/june/how-church-size-culture-is-affecting-decline-of-denominatio.html


I'm not sure I actually believe we are a post-denominational world when it comes to churches but maybe? But the article was interesting about taking about how every church as a size culture and how it affect the church. Instead of denomination, tradition, location, age, or any other factor, size is the deciding factor that determines how much a church has in common with other churches. The difference between churches that serve a hundred people or a thousand would be more different, than a Presbyterian and a Baptist church serving the same amount of people. Do you find this to be true? I've bounced between churches and I find that the bigger the church is the more fluff they talk about to push the emotional factor to get more tithing money. While smaller churches with maybe a hundred people max focus more on the bible and reading straight out it.

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