1 Corinthians 6:6
6 But brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers!
It would have been difficult to worship in the Corinth church. There was so much contention as brother goes to law against brother. We get the idea that it wasn’t a few, but several in the church were taking each other to court before unbelievers. This new church was a poor example to the community, and it is doubtful anyone was being saved.
When we get caught up in the world, we have no time to share the good news. Who would listen to us anyway?
Contrast this church with the new believers in Thessalonica. They were “examples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia [and they] sounded out the word of the Lord…in every place.” 1 Thessalonians 1:7,8).