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Giving, Sharing, and Living for the Gospel | 1 Corinthians 9

Only the gospel of Jesus Christ can set free those who are enslaved to sin and Satan – and believers are given the tools to offer that freedom. John Elmore walks us through 1 Corinthians 9, where Paul lays a roadmap for how Christians are to give for the gospel, share the gospel, and live for the gospel.

John ElmoreJun 19, 2022
1 Corinthians 9:1-27

In This Series (14)
Giving, Sharing, and Living for the Gospel | 1 Corinthians 9
John ElmoreJun 19, 2022
Christians and Controversial Topics | 1 Corinthians 8
Jermaine HarrisonJun 12, 2022
Being Single | 1 Corinthians 7:7-40
Timothy "TA" AteekJun 5, 2022
Fighting For Your Marriage | 1 Corinthians 7:1-16
Timothy "TA" AteekMay 22, 2022
Sex and Glorifying God | 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Timothy "TA" AteekMay 15, 2022
Conflict: An Inevitable Opportunity | 1 Corinthians 6:1-11
Timothy "TA" AteekMay 1, 2022
Church Discipline: Sin, Grace, and Shepherding | 1 Corinthians 5
John ElmoreApr 24, 2022
The Resurrection Is the Remedy to Our Hypocrisy | 1 Corinthians 15
Timothy "TA" AteekApr 17, 2022
The Purpose, Plot Twists, and Power of Christ | 1 Corinthians 4
John ElmoreApr 10, 2022
Being a Healthy Church | 1 Corinthians 3:1-23
Timothy "TA" AteekMar 27, 2022
The Miracle of Spiritual Maturity | 1 Corinthians 2:1-16
Timothy "TA" AteekMar 20, 2022
The Miracle of Salvation | 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Timothy "TA" AteekMar 13, 2022
Priority, Preference, and Power | 1 Corinthians 1:10-17
John ElmoreMar 6, 2022
Called, Gifted, and Kept by Jesus | 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
John ElmoreFeb 27, 2022

Summary

When believers come to know Christ as our Savior, we are called to share the good news with everyone. There are three main ways we can do this, as laid out in 1 Corinthians 9:

  1. Give for the gospel (1 Corinthians 9:6-14)
    • Giving gets the gospel out – it serves as a testimony and equips those who are sharing the gospel (1 Corinthians 9:14).
    • Giving for the gospel loosens the grip of greed (Mark 10:17-31)
  2. Share the gospel (1 Corinthians 9:15-18)
    • Giving to others to preach the gospel is not enough; we ourselves need to proclaim the gospel consistently (1 Corinthians 9:15-16).
  3. Live for the gospel (1 Corinthians 9:19-27)
    • Paul calls us to renounce tribalism for the purpose of evangelism (1 Corinthians 9:19-22).

Discussing and Applying the Sermon

  • Who or what are you giving to, and what purpose does it further?
  • When was the last time you had a spiritual conversation or shared the gospel with an unbeliever? What keeps you from doing it more?
  • Will you pray and ask God to give you an opportunity for a spiritual conversation this week and for the boldness to follow through?
  • Who are the people that are most difficult for you to connect with? Share with your community group the specific people who behave, look, or have beliefs that differ from your own.
  • How do the “tribes” that you are aligned with (religiously, ethnically, politically, etc.), prevent you from building relationships with the people you identified or create a barrier to sharing the gospel?
  • Additional Scripture: Proverbs 19:17, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Proverbs 11:24, Luke 21:1-4, 2 Timothy 2:24-26, Jeremiah 20:9