Cliques in Church

1. What is the nature of disunity in the church? 1 Corinthians 1:11-12

A. There are some who practice vicarious ego-boosting.

B. There are others who practice anti-authoritarian cynicism.

2. How does Paul destroy the basis of disunity and build a foundation for unity?

A. Christ is not divided. He is one. 1 Corinthians 1:13; 12:13-14

 B. Believers possess all things. 1 Corinthians 3:21-23

C. Paul was not crucified for you. Christ was. 1 Corinthians 1:13

D. You were baptized into Christ's name. 1 Corinthians 1:13

E. True gospel teachers do not rely on eloquence. 1 Corinthians 1:17; Acts 18:24, 27; 1 Corinthians 1:23-24

F. God should get all the glory, not man. 1 Corinthians 3:4-7

3. What is the nature of the unity that Paul wants to put in the place of disunity? 1 Corinthians 1:10; 11:18-19; 12:24-26; 1 Corinthians 7:25, 40; 8:10; 15:5-6; 2 Corinthians 13:11; Ephesians 4:1-6, 13; Philippians 1:27; 2:2

A. We should seek unity of allegiance. 1 Corinthians 1:10-12

B. We should seek unity of concern and care. 1 Corinthians 1:10; 11:18-19; 12:24-26

C. We should seek unity of doctrine and practice. 1 Corinthians 1:10; Romans 15:5-6; Ephesians 4:1-6, 13


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