1 Corinthians 1: The Saints are United
Paul greets the church and calls for all the Saints of the Church [the members of the church] to “…speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgement. For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.” (1 Corinthians 1:10-11) Paul knew that there were some problems among the Corinthians, he knew that contention (most likely over doctrine) was causing divisions.
Paul asks the Corinthians; “Is Christ divided? …” (1 Corinthians 1:13) Paul explains that he does not baptize in his name, but in the name of Jesus Christ. To those who do not believe, the message of Christ is foolishness, but to those who believe the message is Salvation. Paul explains that “…the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” (1 Corinthians 1:25) We therefore are nothing compared to God, and therefore must submit to His will, by following His commandments.