Defending My Rights (1 Corinthians 9:1-7)

Theme: We must discipline ourselves in our relationship with God.
Memory Verse: 1 Corinthians 9:19
  • Read 1 Corinthians 9:1-7 together.
  • What are the rights of an apostle?
  • How do the rights of an apostle differ from anyone else that is saved by Christ?
  • Read 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 together.
  • How and why does Paul suggest becoming all things to all people?
  • What are the boundaries of becoming all things to all people? In other words, what is not okay in becoming all things in order to reach everyone?
  • Read 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 together.
  • How do you interpret these verses? What is it that Paul is trying to say?
  • Read Paul’s conversion together in Acts 9:1-19.
  • What do you imagine was going through Paul’s mind? Ananias’ mind? The other disciples? Other believers? Go through each one and imagine their various responses.
  • How hard would it have been for Paul the rest of his ministry? How does this inform you of God’s grace?
  • Spend some time in prayer together before dismissing.


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