Blessings of Being Transformed

But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret.

We will not all die,

but we will all be transformed!

It will happen in a moment,

in the blink of an eye,

when the last trumpet is blown.

For when the trumpet sounds,

those who have died will be raised to live forever.

And we who are living will also be transformed.

Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed

into bodies that will never die,

this Scripture will be fulfilled:

“Death is swallowed up in victory.

O death, where is your victory?

O death, where is your sting?”

1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 54-55

Blessings of Love That Lasts Forever

Love is patient and kind.

Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude.

It does not demand its own way.

It is not irritable,

and it keeps no record of being wronged.

It does not rejoice about injustice

but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.

Love never gives up,

never loses faith,

is always hopeful,

and endures through every circumstance.

Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages

and special knowledge will become useless.

But love will last forever!

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Blessings of Loving Others

If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels,

but didn’t love others,

I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

If I had the gift of prophecy,

and if I understood all of God’s secret plans

and possessed all knowledge,

and if I had such faith that I could move mountains,

but didn’t love others,

I would be nothing.

If I gave everything I have to the poor 

and even sacrificed my body,

I could boast about it;

but if I didn’t love others,

I would have gained nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:1-3