By Sam Greer
Senior Pastor, Red Bank Baptist Church, Chattanooga
Every four years the Winter Olympics are headline news. The 2018 Olympic games in Pyongyang were no different. One of the most fascinating stories from the 2018 Olympics regarded the nation of Korea. The sister of North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un attended the 2018 Olympics, as she was the first North Korean Dynasty member to visit South Korea since the Korean War. What is more, she called for the “unification” of North and South Korea. Is the spirit of the Olympic games enough to unify a divided nation?
In I Corinthians 1:10-25, Paul was dealing with divisions in the local church at Corinth. Yes, even churches in the first century were dealing with divisions. Paul argues that the church is only united in Christ alone. Furthermore, Paul reminded these believers that he came to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, not to promote divisions. The purpose of this commentary is to unpack I Corinthians 1:10-25. [Read more…]