1 Corinthians 3:1-7 NASB
1 And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ. 2 I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able, 3 for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like mere men? 4 For when one says, “I am of Paul,” and another, “I am of Apollos,” are you not mere men?
5 What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity to each one. 6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth. 7 So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth.
- Babies & Adults (v. 1-4)
- Planting & Watering (v. 5-7)
- What does Paul call the church three times in verses 1-3? What does it mean to be fleshly and infantile? Are there areas where I am fleshly and infantile?
- What results do fleshly, infantile behavior bring? (v. 3)
- How was this manifesting itself in the Church? What was Paul’s instruction on where to focus? (v. 5-7)
- How do we get caught up in the same fleshly mindset in our church? What does it look like to fully depend on Jesus for our growth?