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What HE Did For US!

1 Corinthians 1:13-16 New International Version

13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptized in the name of Paul? 14 I thank God that I did not baptize any of you except Crispus and Gaius, 15 so no one can say that you were baptized in my name. 16 (Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I don’t remember if I baptized anyone else.)

Wednesday - September 21

Why are you part of a church? Why do you worship on Sunday mornings? Paul is being pretty blunt with the Christians of Corinth. He is shocked that they are claiming superior status because they “follow” a specific leader. They have completely lost sight of why they are a church! A church is united in Christ alone. Was anyone else crucified to save you from your sins? That is the Gospel. Jesus makes us a church because of what HE DID FOR US! We worship Him and we follow Him. Not Paul. Not Martin Luther. Not a pastor. God uses leaders, but they are not Jesus! Let us pray that our church leaders would always point away from themselves to Jesus!

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