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Bible Notes

1 Conrinthians 1:10-13 (08.10.20)

1 Corinthians 1.10-13
[10] I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. [11] My brothers and sisters, some from Chloe’s household have informed me that there are quarrels among you. [12] What I mean is this: one of you says, ‘I follow Paul’; another, ‘I follow Apollos’; another, ‘I follow Cephas’; still another, ‘I follow Christ.’ [13] Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptised in the name of Paul?

The old nature gets in the way of our living for Christ. Sometimes it even interferes with our church life. Ecclesiastical history is full of human self, partisanship, the quest for personal power. Paul, Apollos and Cephas (Peter) no doubt each had their own emphases and particular way of looking at things, but they were each part of the same work of God, whether sowing, watering or reaping. Jesus said ‘I will build my church’, and he continues to do that despite our failings. Let us work with him, not against him.

Jesus, be the centre
Be my source, be my light

Jesus, be the centre
Be my hope, be my song

Be the fire in my heart
Be the wind in these sails
Be the reason that I live
Jesus, Jesus
(Michael Fry)

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