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  1. 1. CHRISTIAN LIBERTY… WHAT DOES IT REALLY LOOK LIKE??? I CORINTHIANS 9:1-18
  2. 2. SUMMARY OF CHRISTIAN LIBERTY PRINCIPLES: <ul><li>Do all to the glory of God </li></ul><ul><li>Follow your own conscience, as guided by Scripture, </li></ul><ul><li>and allow others to do the same; </li></ul><ul><li>accept one another. </li></ul><ul><li>Cause no stumbling. </li></ul>
  3. 3. SUMMARY OF CHRISTIAN LIBERTY PRINCIPLES: <ul><li>Give no offense </li></ul><ul><li>Love and serve one another </li></ul><ul><li>Do not be brought into bondage to anything. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the best...not just the “permitted.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Paul said, “Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.”
  5. 5. <ul><li>Paul’ Purpose, 1-18: </li></ul><ul><li>First: establish the validity of his apostleship, 1-2 </li></ul><ul><li>THEN: enumerate the privileges of his apostleship, 3-14 </li></ul><ul><li>THEN...he will demonstrate his loving use of his liberty to NOT use those privileges, 12-18. </li></ul>
  6. 6. PAUL… His Defense of His Apostleship, 9:1-2
  7. 7. PAUL… Privileges of His Apostleship, 9:3-14 <ul><li>Established, 3-6 </li></ul><ul><li>Exemplified, 7-14 </li></ul><ul><li>Soldier, 7a </li></ul><ul><li>Planter, 7b </li></ul><ul><li>Herdsman, 7c </li></ul><ul><li>The Law, 8-9 </li></ul>
  8. 8. PAUL… Privileges of His Apostleship, 9:3-14 <ul><li>Exemplified, 7-14 </li></ul><ul><li>Oxen, 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Plowmen & harvesters, 10 </li></ul><ul><li>The Temple Service, 13 </li></ul><ul><li>The Lord’s Command, 14 </li></ul>
  9. 9. PAUL… Privileges of His Apostleship, 9:3-14 <ul><li>Exemplified, 7-14 </li></ul><ul><li>--Spiritual Applications: </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual sowing & reaping, 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Paul’s greater “right” than others, 12 </li></ul>
  10. 10. PAUL… Loving (Self) Limitations on his Apostleship, 9:12-18 Declared, 12, 15
  11. 11. PAUL… Loving (Self) Limitations on his Apostleship, 9:12-18 Explained, 12-18 <ul><li>Cause no hindrance to the gospel. 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Not nullify his “boast,” 15-16 </li></ul><ul><li>Preserve his reward in heaven, 18 </li></ul>
  12. 12. PAUL… Loving (Self) Limitations on his Apostleship, 9:12-18 Explained, 12-18 <ul><li>He offers the gospel without charge, 18 </li></ul><ul><li>He does not use all of his rights,18 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Paul said, “Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.”
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