1 Corinthians 1:10-17
In our text this morning, Paul states his first main theme of the epistle; and this first statement will carry weight throughout the epistle, to a church that was divided and combative with itself. It is fascinating to note that from the Scriptures, we understand that there is no force that is more powerful than the church. In the words of Jesus himself, I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it! But we discover in our text that the church may become self-defeating, and Paul spoke to this poignant and tragic reality in Galatians 5:15: But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!