Theme: Church Life
Thesis: Be Wise
Scripture Text: I Corinthians 9:8-14 (next week I Corinthians 9:15-23)
III. Scriptural - v. 8-10
IV. Support - v. 11-12
V. Sacred - v. 13
VI. Savior - v. 14
Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God.
I CORINTHIANS 3:6
I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth.
I THESSALONIANS 2:6, 9
Nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, even though as apostles of Christ we might have asserted our authority.
For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, how working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.
II THESSALONIANS 3:8-9
Nor did we eat anyone’s bread without paying for it, but with labor and hardship we kept working night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you; not because we do not have the right to this, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you, so that you would follow our example.
I CORINTHIANS 9:8-14
I am not speaking these things according to human judgment, am I? Or does not the Law also say these things? For it is written in the Law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle the ox while he is threshing.” God is not concerned about oxen, is He? Or is He speaking altogether for our sake? Yes, for our sake it was written, because the plowman ought to plow in hope, and the thresher to thresh in hope of sharing the crops. If we sowed spiritual things in you, is it too much if we reap material things from you? If others share the right over you, do we not more? Nevertheless, we did not use this right, but we endure all things so that we will cause no hindrance to the gospel of Christ. Do you not know that those who perform sacred services eat the food of the temple, and those who attend regularly to the altar have their share from the altar? So also the Lord directed those who proclaim the gospel to get their living from the gospel.
Sermon length: 42:50
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