1 Corinthians 14:26-40

1 Corinthians 14:26-40 (ESV)  What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up.  [27]  If any speak in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn, and let someone interpret.  [28]  But if there is no one to interpret, let each of them keep silent in church and speak to himself and to God.  [29]  Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said.  [30]  If a revelation is made to another sitting there, let the first be silent.  [31]  For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all be encouraged,  [32]  and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets.  [33]  For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,  [34]  the women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says.  [35]  If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.  [36]  Or was it from you that the word of God came? Or are you the only ones it has reached?  [37]  If anyone thinks that he is a prophet, or spiritual, he should acknowledge that the things I am writing to you are a command of the Lord.  [38]  If anyone does not recognize this, he is not recognized.  [39]  So, my brothers, earnestly desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues.  [40]  But all things should be done decently and in order.

Matthew 6:19-34

Matthew 6:19-34 (ESV)  “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal,  [20]  but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.  [21]  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.  [22]  “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light,  [23]  but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!  [24]  “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.  [25]  “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?  [26]  Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?  [27]  And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?  [28]  And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,  [29]  yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  [30]  But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?  [31]  Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  [32]  For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.  [33]  But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.  [34]  “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 6:1–21

Matthew 6:1-21 (ESV)  “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.  [2]  “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.  [3]  But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,  [4]  so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.  [5]  “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.  [6]  But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.  [7]  “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.  [8]  Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.  [9]  Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.  [10]  Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  [11]  Give us this day our daily bread,  [12]  and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.  [13]  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  [14]  For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you,  [15]  but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.  [16]  “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.  [17]  But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,  [18]  that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.  [19]  “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal,  [20]  but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.  [21]  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

1 Corinthians 14:1–25

1 Corinthians 14:1-25 (ESV)  Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy.  [2]  For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit.  [3]  On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation.  [4]  The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church.  [5]  Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be built up.  [6]  Now, brothers, if I come to you speaking in tongues, how will I benefit you unless I bring you some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or teaching?  [7]  If even lifeless instruments, such as the flute or the harp, do not give distinct notes, how will anyone know what is played?  [8]  And if the bugle gives an indistinct sound, who will get ready for battle?  [9]  So with yourselves, if with your tongue you utter speech that is not intelligible, how will anyone know what is said? For you will be speaking into the air.  [10]  There are doubtless many different languages in the world, and none is without meaning,  [11]  but if I do not know the meaning of the language, I will be a foreigner to the speaker and the speaker a foreigner to me.  [12]  So with yourselves, since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the church.  [13]  Therefore, one who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret.  [14]  For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays but my mind is unfruitful.  [15]  What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also.  [16]  Otherwise, if you give thanks with your spirit, how can anyone in the position of an outsider say “Amen” to your thanksgiving when he does not know what you are saying?  [17]  For you may be giving thanks well enough, but the other person is not being built up.  [18]  I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you.  [19]  Nevertheless, in church I would rather speak five words with my mind in order to instruct others, than ten thousand words in a tongue.  [20]  Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature.  [21]  In the Law it is written, “By people of strange tongues and by the lips of foreigners will I speak to this people, and even then they will not listen to me, says the Lord.”  [22]  Thus tongues are a sign not for believers but for unbelievers, while prophecy is a sign not for unbelievers but for believers.  [23]  If, therefore, the whole church comes together and all speak in tongues, and outsiders or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are out of your minds?  [24]  But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or outsider enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all,  [25]  the secrets of his heart are disclosed, and so, falling on his face, he will worship God and declare that God is really among you.

1 Corinthians 12:31b–13:13

1 Corinthians 12:31b-13:13 (ESV)  And I will show you a still more excellent way.  [13:1]  If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.  [2]  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.  [3]  If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.  [4]  Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant  [5]  or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;  [6]  it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  [7]  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  [8]  Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.  [9]  For we know in part and we prophesy in part,  [10]  but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.  [11]  When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.  [12]  For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.  [13]  So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.