Powered by 4 - June 20, 2017

Unified

Today's reading: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17

Because we're human, disagreements happen in every area of our lives--even within the Church. And as unpleasant as disagreements can be, there are times when conflict is a good and necessary thing--when we're confronting false teaching or delivering words of correction, for example. But more often than not, disagreement and division between believers arises as a result of personal preferences and choices. When this happens it’s not good on a number of fronts. The proper functioning of the body of Christ is hindered. Feelings get hurt, relationships are damaged and we’re pulled us off course from the objective of spreading the Gospel and modeling Christ to those around us.

After reading this passage, how should we respond to disagreements and divisions when they arise within the body of Christ? Why is unity among believers so important? Tami

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