1 Corinthians 1:4-14

4 Every time I think of you - and I think of you often! - I thank God for your lives of free and open access to God, given by Jesus.
5 There's no end to what has happened in you - it's beyond speech, beyond knowledge.
6 The evidence of Christ has been clearly verified in your lives.
7 Just think - you don't need a thing, you've got it all! All God's gifts are right in front of you as you wait expectantly for our Master Jesus to arrive on the scene for the Finale.
8 And not only that, but God himself is right alongside to keep you steady and on track until things are all wrapped up by Jesus.
9 God, who got you started in this spiritual adventure, shares with us the life of his Son and our Master Jesus. He will never give up on you. Never forget that. The Cross: The Irony of God's Wisdom
10 I have a serious concern to bring up with you, my friends, using the authority of Jesus, our Master. I'll put it as urgently as I can: You must get along with each other. You must learn to be considerate of one another, cultivating a life in common.
11 I bring this up because some from Chloe's family brought a most disturbing report to my attention - that you're fighting among yourselves!
12 I'll tell you exactly what I was told: You're all picking sides, going around saying, "I'm on Paul's side," or "I'm for Apollos," or "Peter is my man," or "I'm in the Messiah group."
13 I ask you, "Has the Messiah been chopped up in little pieces so we can each have a relic all our own? Was Paul crucified for you? Was a single one of you baptized in Paul's name?"
14 I was not involved with any of your baptisms - except for Crispus and Gaius - and on getting this report, I'm sure glad I wasn't.
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