Paul had written harsh words to the Corinthians in the early portion of his letter. In today’s passage, Paul, like a father, reminded them how much he loved them, lest they feel shamed or inferior by his words of correction. He also issued a warning to self-appointed leaders that were inciting discord in that flock. Please open your Bibles to First Corinthians chapter four as Pastor Ray Viola begins his study by reading verses fourteen through twenty-one.