Topic: New Testament Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:10–1:17
Division and in-fighting in a local church is a killer to fruitful Gospel ministry. When people form factions and cliques, and start politicking and plotting so to win arguments, it all gets very ugly and does nothing to honour the Lord or display a genuine witness of love to anyone. This is what was happening in Corinth. People were rallying around certain church leaders and being antagonistic to one another. We need to be vigilent about this too. We need to learn, not only from the mistakes made at Corinth, but also the means by which we maintain Gospel harmony.