22 Jan Thread 117: Avoiding Christian Rivalry
Christian rivalry! Nothing turns the world off to the church more than competition, jealousy and rivalry between leading representatives of the faith.
Paul had reason to feel insecure with talented leaders all around him. Sometimes one of them would go to minister in a church he had planted just a few weeks after he left it. He could have felt threatened. He could have wondered if they would try to split the group away from his leadership, but Paul was able to avoid the pettiness that so often invades even sincere ministries around the world.