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1 Corinthians 9:15-18  — Preaching Without Pay

1 Corinthians 9:15-18 — Preaching Without Pay

BIG IDEA: SOMETIMES GOSPEL MINISTRY INVOLVES YIELDING ONE’S RIGHT TO FINANCIAL SUPPORTFOUR CONSIDERATIONS OF THE APOSTLE PAUL REGARDING PREACHING THE GOSPEL WITHOUT DEMANDING HIS RIGHT TO FINANCIAL SUPPORTINTRODUCTION:The immediate context has already established the...
1 Corinthians 9:1-14  — Financial Support in the Ministry

1 Corinthians 9:1-14 — Financial Support in the Ministry

BIG IDEA: SPIRITUAL MINISTERS DESERVE TO BE ADEQUATELY SUPPORTED BUT ALSO HAVE THE FREEDOM TO REFRAIN FROM DEMANDING SUCH RIGHTSINTRODUCTION:Some people imagine that Christian ministers should serve at their own expense. This passage clearly gives a number of reasons...
1 Corinthians 6:12-20  — Glorify God in Your Body

1 Corinthians 6:12-20 — Glorify God in Your Body

BIG IDEA: EIGHT GUIDELINES TO ENCOURAGE BELIEVERS TO GLORIFY GOD IN OUR PHYSICAL BODYINTRODUCTION: Paul has been talking about the subject of avoiding sexual immorality; but this passage has a much wider application to how believers should view the physical body which...
1 Corinthians 6:1-8  — Competent to Judge Civil Disputes

1 Corinthians 6:1-8 — Competent to Judge Civil Disputes

BIG IDEA: BELIEVERS SHOULD NEVER SUE FELLOW BELIEVERSINTRODUCTION:Remember the book written by Jay Adams, Competent to Counsel – that laid a lot of the groundwork for the basis for nouthetic counseling. Adams made the argument that believers would be wrong to submit...
1 Corinthians 5:1-13  — No Tolerance for Sexual Sin

1 Corinthians 5:1-13 — No Tolerance for Sexual Sin

BIG IDEA: CHURCH DISCIPLINE MUST BE ENFORCED AGAINST SEXUAL IMMORALITYINTRODUCTION: The failure of the Christian church to enforce church discipline against sexual immorality in its midst has severely compromised its inner health and outward testimony. Tolerance has...
1 Corinthians 4:14-21  — Tough Love

1 Corinthians 4:14-21 — Tough Love

BIG IDEA: EFFECTIVE SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP AGGRESSIVELY CONFRONTS SIN AND PROVIDES JUST THE RIGHT BALANCE OF NURTURE AND DISCIPLINE FOR THE NEED OF THE MOMENT TO ACHIEVE THE DESIRED CHANGE IN BEHAVIORINTRODUCTION:Sin in the church of Jesus Christ cannot be ignored or...