Division

Divided Opinions About Jesus - John 7:37 – 7:53 (commentary)

In Jewish history we learn that during the feast, the priest would fill a golden pitcher with water from the pool of Siloam and carry it to the altar at the Temple where he would pour it out. This was symbolic of the water Moses drew from the rock. It was possibly after this cere …

Divisions in the Church - I Corinthians 1:10 – 1:17 (commentary)

Division in the Corinthian church was the first problem addressed by Paul. He introduces the thoughts of this passage with an appeal for unity. Paul is emphasizing that as Christians we are a part of God’s family and share a unity that runs deeper than that of blood brothers an …

Christ Brings Division - Luke 12:49 – 12:59 (commentary)

In three short passages Jesus characterizes the times. Things are not going to go smoothly. Jesus’ ministry will bring division (vv. 49-53). But anyone who is observant can read the times and know that God is at work (vv. 54-56). Most importantly, the disciples had better set …