1 Corinthians 3:1-9 NIV

The Church and Its Leaders

1 Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly—mere infants in Christ.

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2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready.

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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?

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4 For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not mere human beings?

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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.

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6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.

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7 So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.
8 The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor.

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9 For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.

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