We are one in Christ

Sunday, July 12, 2015

As I was saying, our church is starting a sermon series on 1 Corinthians which our pastors and guest speakers will be preaching on. We had Rev Dr Tan Soo Inn was our speaker today and he spoke from 1 Corinthians 1:18-31.

I found it quite fresh hearing it from him on the passage on divisions in the church back then in Corinth.

The Jewish Christians were proud of themselves as the originator of the faith, the chosen people and coming with the power of God whereas the Greek Christians were proud their intelligence and logic.

And here Paul is telling them they have nothing to boast about except the cross of Christ. At the cross, they are all on level playing ground. They have nothing they can bring with them to the cross. And as long as they are with Christ, they are on the same side. So why the divisions.

It is a good reminder to me. There is no divisions amongst us, no one is better than the other, we are one in the body of Christ. We may be playing different roles but we are one in Christ.

pearlie

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4 comment(s)

  1. Love that Pearlie. Why do you think people choose to major on the minors and divide over the nonessentials?

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  2. Exactly, pride. Thanks Retha.
    KB, I think in the end all our sins boils down to just one, pride or self-worship. You think?

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  3. Using Paul's examples in 1 Corinthians, I think that it is spiritual immaturity that causes one to say I am of Arminius and others to say I am of Calvin. This sort of carnality separates while true spirituality unites. I imagine spiritual men like Luther, Wesley, Calvin and the like would groan over the ways that their names and teachings have been used to divide Christ's body into carnal fiefdoms that have little resemblance to what the church should be. And perhaps pride is an evidence of such spiritual immaturity?

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