A Beautiful Mess: A Study of 1 Corinthians – Pt. 4 – “Is Christ Divided?”

1 Corinthians 1:10-16

schism = split or division between strongly opposed sections or parties, cause by differences of opinion and belief.

The double-fault line of a “schism”:

1 – Mind – the intellectual faculties of perceiving and understanding.

Romans 12:2-8

2 – Judgment – opinion, point of view.

In all that the nous perceives and understands, the gnome is the conclusion reached and the opinion held on the matter.

“Is Christ divided?” (v. 13)

Ephesians 1:7-10

God’s will, His purpose, and His plan for the fullness of time is the uniting of all things in Christ.

Galatians 5:19-21

If a professing believer is a consistent source of division and disunity in the church, there is a strong chance he/she does not belong to the Kingdom.

John 17:23

John 13:34-35

Division isn’t a doctrine problem; it’s a love problem.

Philippians 2:1-11

It’s not enough to simply not be divided; we have to make every effort to be united.