“Each one of you is saying, ‘I am of Paul, and I of Apollos, and I of Cephas, and I of Christ.’  Has Christ been divided? Paul was not crucified for you, was he? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?” (1 Corinthians 1:12-13).

Who would have imagined that church groupies existed even in the days of Paul?  These are the spiritually immature whose loyalties and service to the church and her ministries depend upon the presence or absence of human personalities. Mature believers recognize that human leaders come and go, pass away or, ultimately, will disappoint in some way. Thus, their commitment to service and congregational life is to the Lord and not to men. To be sure, God calls and gifts human personalities to lead and serve his church but, like Paul, such servant/leaders recognize their own transience and will direct your ministry loyalties from them to Him.

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