HIPP VISUAL MINISTRIES - NO DIVISIONS AMONG YOU - ALTAMONT, TN
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NO DIVISIONS AMONG YOU

1Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

1Corinthians 1:10 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, there is to be no divisions among us, in Christ Jesus.

1Corinthians 1:11 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.

1Corinthians 1:12 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.

1Corinthians 1:13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?

No we were not. I say to you as the Apostle Paul said here. That we as children of God are not to be divided, but rather we are one, and are to be as one, as Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savour.

1Corinthians 1:17 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.

Brothers, Jesus intended that the Word of God be preached to both us and the lost of this world, in terms that could be plainly heard and understood. Not with words of the wisdom of men, but words that are given to good understanding by God.

1Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

1Corinthians 1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

1Corinthians 1:20 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?

1Corinthians 1:21 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.

Brothers, I pray always for your good understanding of His Word. We should always walk in God's wisdom, not mans wisdom, God's understanding, not mans understanding, and God's knowledge, not mans knowledge. Paul tells us here that God has made nothing of mans understanding. That the world thinks of us as foolish, but rather God has made mans wisdom, knowledge, and understanding to be foolish.

1Corinthians 1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

1Corinthians 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

1Corinthians 1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

1Corinthians 1:27 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;

1Corinthians 1:28 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:

God has chosen the base things of the world, to bring unto understanding his Word. Brothers, you are called into the Kingdom of God. He gives to you understanding of His Holy Word. Receive it as it is offered by God unto you. Take it and allow your mind to be renewed and your heart filled with the truth of His Word.

1Corinthians 1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

1Corinthians 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

1Corinthians 1:31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. 

Brothers, we are to glory in the Lord as it is written by God. We are not to be confused by the use of elegant and wisely spoken words by men. 

God is not the author of confusion, but rather is the author of good understanding, wisdom, and knowledge. He tells us that if we like wisdom let us ask of God and He will give all wisdom to us his children. 

Don't forget to ask the Holy Spirit of God to give you wisdom ,and to teach you always, what He would have you know.

Remember verse 10 above. We who believe upon the name of Jesus are not to be divided. Brothers, please do not let man divided you from your brothers.

God Bless you my brothers,

John Hipp
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