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In the city of Corinth the apostle Paul faced many challenges. The following scripture is in relation to different factions springing up – some folks followed Paul; some Apollos and Cephas due to their eloquent speaking abilities. 1 Corinthians 1: 14, 18 – ” “I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, lest anyone should say that I had baptized in my own name…For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” We must remember that Christian speakers and leaders are merely vessels through whom God’s Word is communicated. Exalting them for the message they proclaim is a misunderstanding of their purpose. Put simply, it’s the message, not the messenger. As believers today, we must guard ourselves against identifying too closely with human leaders or placing too much emphasis on them. Our loyalty and identification belong only to Jesus Christ and His message.

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