Multiplying Not Dividing – 1 Corinthians 1:10-17

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Speaker: Rev. Robert Laing

1 Corinthians 1:10-17

Command v. 10

  • Agree, eliminate divisions, & be like-minded
  • Unity is conditional (Gal. 2:3-5)
  • Unity is not uniformity (Rom. 14:5)

Contentions v. 11, 12

  • Problem: division, contention, quarrels
  • Personalities: Paul, Apollos*, Peter, Christ**
  • (*Acts 18:24-28; **1 Cor. 1:29-31)

Comment

  • Rhetorical questions v. 13 (Rom. 12:3-5; Acts 19:5)
  • Paul’s perspective v. 14-16 (Rom. 6:4)

Conclusion v. 17

  • Preaching is the priority (John 4:1, 2)

Remember: Unify in order to multiply!