1 Corinthians 1:10–13
Why is God dealing with this first? It is first because it is so deadly.
There is always to be zero tolerance for slander, division, and gossip in a church body.
Whenever there is strife and division, two things are always forgotten and neglected.
1. Why you were saved
1 Corinthians 1:2
One of the first things to go is always cross preaching and cross centered living.
2. How you were saved
1 Corinthians 1:17–18
Fruits of Division and Dissension
Unhealthy Elevation of Leadership
UnBiblical Denigration of Leadership
Exclusivism / Spiritual Superiority
Envy – extreme selfishness
Strife – strong disagreement that turns to bitterness
What should be our Zero Tolerance Policy?
Refuse to Participate
Rebuke those who cause sin and division
Return Grace when undeserved
Rely on God’s plan for dealing with conflict - Go to them!