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Discipleship & The Sermon

The Means of His grace helping us to find our participation in His work of Redemption

 

Is Christ divided?

1 Corinthians 1

 

Ex Libris Alexus Minimus

A commentary from the pastor’s library

The oneness in v. 10 cooperates on issues in a united effort that fulfills values of God’s will. It does not mean that all believers are to be “duplicate copies” as from a xerox machine or like sausage-links all made the same way. It is not against individual tastes, preferences and opinions in details where believers can vary yet strive together on the matters that maintain Christian team spirit. For example, a choir can have people who fulfill different parts, yet harmony in the effort, as can a farm, a business, an army, or an athletic team. Paul himself later uses the human body as an analogy of the Christian church. He pictures different members who do varying things, yet all can be in unity (1 Cor. 12; cf. Phil. 1:27).

Rosscup, J. E. (2008). An Exposition on Prayer in the Bible: Igniting the Fuel to Flame Our Communication with God (p. 2072). Lexham Press.

 

TO SEE.

Knowing the Person & Work of the Triune God of the Universe.

Consider verses 20-25; Why and how is the crucifixion the maximum expression of His wisdom and power?

 

TO ENJOY.

Motivation and support to imitate His humanity through the service to others.

Verses 26-30 talk about the Gospel transformation in our hearts (compare them to 1 Peter 2:9-10); how can you reflect His wisdom and power in your daily activities so that others may see Him?

 

TO SHARE.

Telling others about His work in your life.

How has your journey been, from unwise to wise in Christ? Consider writing down your testimony, and take any Spirit-given opportunity to share it.

 

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