Joyful Denial- Effective Gospel Ministry

Joyful Denial- First Corinthians Part 3

Date: August 05, 2018

You may have heard people describe Christianity as a list of rules, just a bunch of do’s and don’t’s. Doesn’t following Jesus mean I’m restricted from doing anything fun? No! In fact, following Jesus comes with great freedom! This newfound freedom comes with a new set of rights. We’re to enjoy our Christian freedom to the glory of God, our joy and love for others. Our only “restriction” comes when we lay down our rights for the sake of others. In a nutshell, love leads to joyful denial. Join us for our new series, Joyful Denial: 1 Corinthians Part 3  7/22—8/19

Title - Three lessons for effect Gospel ministry:

1 Corinthians 9:19-27 - 19For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. 20To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. 21To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. 22To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. 23I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.

24Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. 25Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 26So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. 27But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.

1: Engage the lost through serving the lost

  1. Adapt to the culture through freedom in Christ
  2. Persist on mission through discipline