Church #nofilter 9.2

Pray and read

Thank God for his word and his wisdom revealed in it. Ask God to work powerfully by his Spirit that you might grow in your love and knowledge of Jesus. Read 1 Corinthians 9:19-27.

Explore

This passage comes from a few chapters later in 1 Corinthians in the midst of Paul’s arguments regarding the Corinthians worship.

What do we learn about freedom in the Christian life from Paul’s example?

What do we learn about training in godliness from Paul’s example? 

How might these things help us in understanding what the Corinthians might have got wrong with regard to living the Christian life (esp with regard to sexual immorality in chp 6)?

Apply

Do you use your freedom in Christ for others’ sake? When are you tempted to use it selfishly? How might you use it for others?

Are you training yourself in godliness? Identity one or two areas in which you want to (or need to) grow in godliness. How will you do it? 

Pray

Thank God for the freedom we have in Christ and ask him to help you use that freedom in a way that will bring him honour.

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