Bible In A Year | Read: 1 Corinthians 3

3 You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans? 4 For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not mere human beings? 5 What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. 6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. 7 So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.  1 Corinthians 3:3-7

Overview of Chapter

One of a number of reasons why there were disagreements in the church in Corinth was different people were following different leaders. Some felt Paul’s teaching was more important than Apollos’, and others preferred Apollos’ teaching. Both were teaching about Jesus and emphasizing love for your neighbor, but the people decided to fight about which preacher they preferred. They were missing the point of what both were teaching. Paul reminds them what they are building for eternity is what matters most.

Most people can probably look back on a time when they experienced a serious disagreement over something that really wasn’t important. It would be great to recognize that in the moment. When you find yourself in a disagreement with someone, pause to ask yourself: will this matter in heaven?

Action Steps

Bible: What is God showing me?  What am I going to do about it? 

Bless: Serve one person through word, action, or gift today.

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