Under Gods Command

PAUL ADDRESSES CHURCH PROBLEMS (1:1-6:20)

1 Corinthians 1:10-11 I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no division among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.

 (11) My brothers, some from Chloe’s household have informed me that there are quarrels among you.

Like a frustrated coach watching his team bicker on the court, Paul called for a time-out.  He saw the danger of divisions and arguments.  The Corinthian believers’ lack of unity was obvious.  They may have been playing in the same “uniform,” but they were doing as much as the opposition to bring about their own defeat.  The problems weren’t so much differences of opinion as divided allegiances.  They were arguing over which position on the team was most important in a way that made them ineffective as a unit.  They were on the field, but out of the game.

Lets Bring it Home: Divisions between Christians work like brick walls and barbed-wire fences to undermine the effectiveness of the message that believers are to proclaim.  Focus on your coach, Jesus Christ, and the purpose he has for you.  Strive for harmony.  Keep arguments and bout allegiances off the team.

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