LET THERE BE NO DIVISIONS AMONG YOU
CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 1
February 5, 2016
9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of
his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. 10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus
Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions
among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in
the same judgment.
Brothers, we are to be perfectly joined together in the same mind, and in the same judgment. We must speak the same thing with no divisions among us.
11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by
them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. 12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul;
and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. 13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye
baptized in the name of Paul? 14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and
Gaius; 15 Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name. 16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I
know not whether I baptized any other. 17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the
gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of
none effect. 18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish
foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
Brothers we were saved by the power of God. The preaching of the cross, and Jesus crucified for our sins.
19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. 20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the
disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
Yes indeed God has shown the world that they are foolish.
21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom
knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that
believe. 22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after
wisdom: 23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a
stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
Jesus having died for our sins was and is a stumbling block to those who still live under the law, and not by Spirit.
24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks,
Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
There are many Jews and Greeks who have been called out from the law along with us who are saved. God is using those Jews in this day to reach the lost. We as Christians are to be one in Christ as Paul was teaching here in his day. We must not be divided from our brothers in Christ Jesus.
25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the
weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise
men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to
confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound
the things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things which are
despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that
are: 29 That no flesh should glory in his presence. 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto
us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him
glory in the Lord.
Our glory is to be in the Lord not in anything that we may have done. For without him we are nothing.
God Bless you my brothers. Be united in this day. Please do not let there be any divisions among us in Christ Jesus.
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