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1 Corinthians 1:10-17 Bible Study - Stop Church Divisions

Continuing from the previous message, this 1 Corinthians 1 Bible Study is entitled Stop Church Division! In today's world, the issue of divisions within the church is just as relevant as it was during the Apostle Paul's time. As we read 1 Corinthians 1:10-17, we hear Paul making a heartfelt appeal for unity among believers, urging them to agree and avoid divisions. His message is a powerful reminder that, despite our differences, we are called to be one in Christ.

1 Corinthians 1:10-17 Bible Study - Stop Church Divisions

The divisions in the Corinthian church stemmed from their attachment to different leaders—Paul, Apollos, Cephas, and Christ. Paul challenges this by asking, "Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you?" His rhetorical questions highlight the foolishness of aligning with human leaders rather than focusing on Jesus, our Savior, and by whom we are baptized into.

Paul's message also delves into the issue of baptism. He expresses gratitude for baptizing only a few to prevent further divisions. His primary mission, he emphasizes, is to preach the gospel, not with eloquent wisdom, but with a focus on the power of the cross. This underscores that the true power of the gospel message lies not in human wisdom but in the transformative, life-changing power of Christ's sacrifice.

As we delve into Paul's message, it compels us to turn the mirror on our own church communities. Are we allowing our differences to create rifts, or are we actively striving for unity? How can we, in our own unique ways, follow Paul's guidance to set aside selfish ambition and embrace humility, looking out for the interests of others?

Below is the video message and the sermon outline to this Bible Study.

1 CORINTHIANS 1_10-17 Sermon Notes
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I hope this study has encouraged you.

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