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Messages from Vinings Lake Church in Mableton, Georgia. Vinings Lake is an ever-evolving spiritual collective waking up to beauty, truth, and goodness wherever it is found.
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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 26 Ratings

Messages from Vinings Lake Church in Mableton, Georgia. Vinings Lake is an ever-evolving spiritual collective waking up to beauty, truth, and goodness wherever it is found.
[ Service at 11:00 ]

    Love Does Not…

    Love Does Not…

    Love does not insist on its own way. These words are what Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 13 about his experience with love. In context, this “insisting on its own way” has to do with a specific issue in the Corinth collective. While some insisted their way was the only way, Paul reminds them, love is not selfish, but is concerned about the wellbeing and flourishing of others. Perhaps the question for us is, how much of our lives do we spend working for the flourishing and wellbeing of others?

    • 55 min
    Love is not…

    Love is not…

    In 1 Corinthians 13, Paul uses fifteen verbs to describe LOVE. Of those fifteen, seven are used to describe what love is not. Today, we explore how love is not envious, arrogant, boastful, or rude. These behaviors are the opposite of what love is. They also happen to be the characteristics of this Corinthian community. What do we do when our actions are not displaying love? Perhaps the answer is in fact, LOVE. 
     

    • 53 min
    Love is Kind

    Love is Kind

    In an age when vitriol, slander, and meanness are the standard for what it means to be human, we must ask, where is the kindness? And why does it seem those who profess to be the most spiritual, are often the most unkind? Today, we look at another profound descriptor Paul gives to love; love is kind. This kindness is present even in our unkindness. This kindness embraces us exactly as we are. This kindness slowly transforms our unkindness and shows us a new path forward that can lead to universal human flourishing.

    • 36 min
    Love is Patient

    Love is Patient

    In 1 Corinthians 13, Paul describes LOVE with 15 verbs. Some are positive and others are negative. Today we will look at his first descriptor; Love is patient. In a culture where we are conditioned to be hurried, frantic, and anxious about life, love beckons us to a new dimension that is outside of the space time continuum. A place of peace and presence. Love is never rushed. Love is never late. Love is present with us always. 
     

    • 44 min
    LOVE behind LOVE

    LOVE behind LOVE

    How do you define love? Most people define love in the traditional ways they have experienced love. Love is understood to be an emotion, infatuation, or an intense feeling of deep affection. These understandings are all transformative in and of themselves. But what if there was a LOVE behind these experiences of love? What if these experiences of love emanate from a deep source of LOVE. Today, we will take a step closer to the Love behind the Love. 
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    An Introduction to Love - A New Metric

    An Introduction to Love - A New Metric

    What does spiritual health and maturity look like? How can you measure your own spiritual depth? Is it by how often we attend a spiritual collective? How often do we read the Bible, pray, or discuss our beliefs? Today, we began our walk through 1 Corinthians 13. Paul opens this profound chapter by giving us a new metric. The essence of a healthy and mature spirituality is how well we love.
     

    • 58 min

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4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

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Thank you!

For years I truly thought I must be crazy, feeling that Jesus was more than just for Christians, you have put into words what I have known to be true all along. I appreciate you digging into the Bible and explaining these difficult concepts, showing me the universal Christ is in us ALL. You have given me a new vigor to open the Bible and get on the internet and do my own research. I honor you Cody for digging deeper! Thank you!

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