Paul had spent 1 1/2 years in Corinth establishing the Church and teaching them the Word of God. (Acts 18:12) Later, Appollos, an Alexandrian Jew who converted to Christianity, came to Corinth and was invited to serve. Appollos was a very eloquent speaker, and soon garnered a avid following… which led to separate factions within the Church. But when Paul heard of the riff, he quickly dispelled the notion of competition between Appollos and him and directed the Church’s attention back to God. Sharing our faith with others isn’t a contest to see how many notches on our gun we can get. Neither is it a competition of one Ministry pitted against another. We are all fellow workers for the Lord…each out working the harvest fields with the God-given gifts, talents, and passions we’ve been given.