“I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose. For some members of Chloe’s household have told me about your quarrels, my dear brothers and sisters. Some of you are saying, “I am a follower of Paul.” Others are saying, “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Peter,” or “I follow only Christ.” 1 Corinthians 1:10-12
Corinthians is a book that talks about how we are to operate as Christians. We see in this verse Paul again mentioned the Lordship of Jesus. Today we hear talk of the Lordship of Jesus, but we see little examples of this Lordship. This was part of the problem with this church. If Jesus is Lord of your life, we will not see divisions in the church. This church had gotten their eyes off Jesus and on the Lord’s servants. Just as our churches today.
“Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:9-11) This scripture in Philippians tells us that at some point everyone will bow to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. What is the Lordship of Jesus Christ? It is following the example that Jesus gave us. “Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.” (Philippians 2:6-8) If we humble ourselves as Jesus Christ did and be obedient to God, this is the Lordship of Jesus Christ. If as Jesus did, we think of ourselves as servants, there will be no division in our churches.