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A Church Divided Over Leaders

May 21, 2013

Have you ever been in a church where the church leaders do not, will not, agree with each other about how and in what direction the church body should go. I have been a member of and have seen other churches where the pastor and are an elder, or deacon would not listen to any one it was either their way or the highway. Also I have seen members of the church say I do not like the way this church leader is trying to get us to go. The church is the people and the people or to be like Christ so we are to love and respect each other and lead each other to be more like Christ.

1 Corinthians 1:10-17

10 I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. 11 My brothers and sisters, some from Chloe’s household have informed me that there are quarrels among you. 12 What I mean is this: One of you says, “I follow Paul”; another, “I follow Apollos”; another, “I follow Cephas[b]”; still another, “I follow Christ.” 13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptized in the name of Paul? 14 I thank God that I did not baptize any of you except Crispus and Gaius15 so no one can say that you were baptized in my name. 16 (Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I don’t remember if I baptized anyone else.) 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

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