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The Gospel > My Rights (1 Corinthians 9:1-27) | Imperfect Series

Paul continues the theme of rights. Last week we looked at the fact that our rights and freedoms need to be constrained by our love for our brothers and sisters in Christ. This week Paul demonstrates through his example and his instruction that as Christians we ought to be willing to set aside our rights for the sake of the gospel. Out of love for Christ and love for the lost we, like Paul, must choose to put aside our rights, preferences, and comfort to reach and rescue as many people as possible with the gospel. Our rights and freedoms are not the ultimate prizes, the souls of people and the glory of God are.


Sermon Notes: 

  • Following Christ means being willing to lay down my rights for the sake of the gospel. 
  • Lost people are worth losing our rights for. (1 Corinthians 9:19-22) 
  • When we let our rights and preferences become an obstacle to the gospel we make a difficult job harder. (1 Corinthians 1:23, 9:12) 
  • When you sacrifice for the sake of Christ and lost people what you give up pales in comparison to what you receive. (1 Corinthians 9:23) 
  • Are we willing to do whatever it takes to win as many people to Jesus as possible? 

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