Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



for you are still worldly. For when there are still jealousy and quarrels among you, are you not worldly and living on a merely human level? For when one man says, "I am a follower of Paul," and another, "I am a follower of Apollos," are you not simply human? What is Apollos? Or what is Paul? Just servants through whom you came to have faith, as the Lord gave each of us opportunity. read more.
I did the planting, Apollos the watering, but it was God who made the plants grow. So neither the planter nor the waterer counts for anything, but only God who makes the plants grow. The planter and the waterer are all one, though each of us will be paid for his own work. For we are fellow-laborers for God, and you are God's farm, God's building.

But while I am on this subject, I cannot approve of your meetings, because they are doing you more harm than good. For, in the first place, when you meet as a congregation, I hear that you divide into sets, and in a measure I believe it. Doubtless there must be parties among you, if those who are right are to be recognized among you. read more.
So when you hold your meetings it is not the Lord's Supper that you eat, for each of you hurries to get his own supper and eat it, and one goes hungry while another gets drunk.


but Herod the governor, whom he condemned because of Herodias, his brother's wife, and all the wicked things Herod had done,

Immorality is actually notorious among you, and immorality of a kind unknown even among the heathen??hat a man has taken his father's wife. And can you put on airs, instead of being overwhelmed with grief at having to expel from your number the man who has done this? For my part, though I have been absent from you in person, I have been present with you in spirit, and as thus present I have already passed judgment upon the man who has done this, read more.
and meeting with you, in spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus, by the authority of our Lord Jesus I have handed the man over to Satan, for his physical destruction, in order that his spirit may be saved on the Day of the Lord.


When one of you has a disagreement with his neighbor, does he dare to bring the matter before a heathen court, instead of laying it before his Christian brothers? Do you not know that the Christians are to be the judges of the world? And if the world is to come before you for judgment, are you unfit to decide the most trivial cases? Do you not know that we are to be the judges of angels, to say nothing of ordinary matters? read more.
If then you have ordinary matters to be settled, will you submit them for judgment to men who are nothing in the church? I ask it to shame you. Has it come to this, that there is not a single wise man among you who could settle a disagreement between one brother and another, but one Christian has to go to law with another, and before unbelievers too? Having lawsuits with one another at all means your utter failure, to begin with. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be robbed? But it is you who wrong and rob others, and your own brothers at that!

But I urge you all, brothers, for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ, to agree in what you say, and not to allow factions among you, but to be perfectly united in mind and judgment. For I have been informed, my brothers, by Chloe's people, that quarrels are going on among you. What I mean is this, that one of you says, "I am a follower of Paul," another, "And I, of Apollos," another, "And I, of Cephas," and another, "And I, of Christ!" read more.
Christ has been divided up! But was it Paul who was crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, "You brood of snakes! Who warned you to escape from the wrath that is coming?

But while I am on this subject, I cannot approve of your meetings, because they are doing you more harm than good. For, in the first place, when you meet as a congregation, I hear that you divide into sets, and in a measure I believe it. Doubtless there must be parties among you, if those who are right are to be recognized among you. read more.
So when you hold your meetings it is not the Lord's Supper that you eat, for each of you hurries to get his own supper and eat it, and one goes hungry while another gets drunk. Have you no houses to eat and drink in? Or do you mean to show your contempt for the church of God, and to humiliate those who have none? What can I say to you? Can I approve of you? Not in this matter certainly.


For I have been informed, my brothers, by Chloe's people, that quarrels are going on among you.


But while I am on this subject, I cannot approve of your meetings, because they are doing you more harm than good. For, in the first place, when you meet as a congregation, I hear that you divide into sets, and in a measure I believe it.