Bible: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17

Divisions in the Church

1:10 I urge you, brothers and sisters, 1  by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to agree together, 2  to end your divisions, 3  and to be united by the same mind and purpose. 4  1:11 For members of Chloe’s household have made it clear to me, my brothers and sisters, 5  that there are quarrels 6  among you. 1:12 Now I mean this, that 7  each of you is saying, “I am with Paul,” or “I am with Apollos,” or “I am with Cephas,” or “I am with Christ.” 1:13 Is Christ divided? Paul wasn’t crucified for you, was he? 8  Or were you in fact baptized in the name of Paul? 9  1:14 I thank God 10  that I did not baptize any of you except Crispus and Gaius, 1:15 so that no one can say that you were baptized in my name! 1:16 (I also baptized the household of Stephanus. Otherwise, I do not remember whether I baptized anyone else.) 1:17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel – and not with clever speech, so that the cross of Christ would not become useless. 11 

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