March 5, 2020

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 2.5-9
What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you came to believe, as the Lord assigned to each. I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. The one who plants and the one who waters have a common purpose, and each will receive wages according to the labor of each. For we are God’s servants, working together; you are God’s field, God’s building.

  • Paul, the writer of this letter to the faith community (church) in Corinth, loves metaphors! In just a few short paragraphs, Paul compares the community to an infant, a growing plant, a field of plants, and a building. Why can’t you just pick one, Paul?! As you think about your faith community at Maxwell Street or elsewhere, which metaphor works well for you today and why do you think it fits your congregation well? Paul talks about how he and Apollos had different roles in the cultivation of the community. What’s your role in bring health and growth to the life of your community? What would you like to see blossom and how can you help make that happen? As you close your journaling time today, ask God to bless the life of the church you call your own. 
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