Everyone is an important part of the church. If one person is successful, then it is a success for the entire group. If one person fails, then it is a failure for the entire church. Everyone should be appreciated and honored for the good they bring to the church.
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The second reading builds on this concept by suggesting that the most important spiritual gifts are not praying in tongues or preaching. Instead, the most important gifts -- which should be nurtured in every member of the church -- are faith, hope, and love. And the greatest is love.
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If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read 1 Corinthians 11-13 today.