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Overcoming Maintenance Mindsets (1 Corinthians 3:1-9)

Andy Brenton, September 27, 2015
Part of the Fall Meeting - September 2015 series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Why do some congregations fail to grow? What attitudes and expectations are necessary to promote growth in the church? Listen as we consider how to overcome maintenance mindsets in the church.

Tags: Christian Living, Church, Discipleship, Edification, Evangelism, Faith, Fellowship, God, Growth

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1 Corinthians 3:1–9 (Listen)

3:1 But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human?

What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building.

(ESV)

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