1 Corinthians 1:10-17

Believers must be united around Christ and His cross. A dangerous sense of superiority creeps into the church when loyalty to a leader is valued above the unity founded on Christ and Him crucified. The church must not be divided over loyalty to certain leaders or its unity will be destroyed.

Paul states in 1 Corinthians 1:10–17 that the cross of Christ is the power that allows believers to experience unity in the local church. When each person lays aside his desire for superiority, a humble unity is formed. Only by putting the cross of Christ in its proper place will believers be united in Christ.