1 Corinthians 1:4-12 NIV

Thanksgiving

4 I always thank God for you1 because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.

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5 For in him you have been enriched2 in every way--in all your speaking and in all your knowledge3--

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6 because our testimony4 about Christ was confirmed in you.

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7 Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift5 as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.6

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8 He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless7 on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.8

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9 God, who has called you9 into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord,10 is faithful.11

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Divisions in the Church

10 I appeal to you, brothers,12 in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you13 and that you may be perfectly united14 in mind and thought.

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11 My brothers, some from Chloe's household15 have informed me that there are quarrels among you.

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12 What I mean is this: One of you says, "I follow Paul";16 another, "I follow Apollos";17 another, "I follow Cephasa ";18 still another, "I follow Christ."

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