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PLEA FOR UNITY

January 12, 2020 Preacher: Alan Kember Series: 1 CORINTHIANS

Passage: 1 Corinthians 1:10–1:17

Plea for Unity

1 Cor 1: 10-17

 

Alan Kember

Jan 12, 2020

 

 

“Be united in the same mind and the same judgment.”    1 Cor. 1:10

 

“Behold how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity”

                                                                                          Psalm 133:1

 

 

  1. Imitate, don’t idolize spiritual leaders      (v 12)

    Apollos- eloquence & competence                  

    Peter-   fervency & devotion                                      

    Paul-     courageous defender of the faith                                 

                                                  

  1. Glory in the right thing
  2. Person of Christ, the Redeemer                          (v 31)

 Preaching of the Gospel                                     (v 17)

 Power of the Cross                                             (v 17)

 

  1. Factors that promote unity

 

     Inward attributes               

  1.  Sincere Love                                               (Col 3:14)
  2.  Attitude of Humility                                      (Phil 2:3)
  3.  Fervent Prayer                                            (Eph 6:18)
  4.  Persevere with Patience                            (Rom 15:5)

 

     Outward Actions

  1. Guard our speech                                   (James 4:11)
  2. Respect Roles                                           (Heb 13:17)
  3. Spirit of Liberty not Legalism                (Rom 14:1-13)
  4. Biblical Problem Resolution                 (Matt 18:15-20)

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