Mastering Christian Liberty
1 Corinthians 9:1-27

Introduction

Paul establishes his apostolic rights (1 Cor 9:1-6)

Paul Argues for the Right of Ministers to the Support of the Churches

Argument #1: The analogy from everyday occupations (1 Cor 9:7)

Argument #2: Scriptural testimony for supporting ministers (1 Cor 9:8-11)

Argument #3: They were giving support to other ministers (1 Cor 9:12)

Argument #4: This was the common practice in pagan and Jewish temple ministries (1 Cor 9:13)

Argument #5: Jesus Himself supported the practice (1 Cor 9:14)

Why Paul Practiced the Principle of Self-denial

Reason #1: Because of his call to preach the gospel without charge (1 Cor 9:15-18)

Reason #2: For the sake of winning souls (1 Cor 9:19-23)

Reason #3: For the sake of a minister's reward (1 Cor 9:24-27)