Bible

Bible Reference

1 Corinthians 9:1-14
return to the main player
Return to the Main Player

Paul Surrenders His Rights

1Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord? 2If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you, for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.

3This is my defense to those who would examine me. 4Do we not have the right to eat and drink? 5Do we not have the right to take along a believing wife,1 as do the other apostles and the brothers of the Lord and Cephas? 6Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from working for a living? 7Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard without eating any of its fruit? Or who tends a flock without getting some of the milk?

8Do I say these things on human authority? Does not the Law say the same? 9For it is written in the Law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain.” Is it for oxen that God is concerned? 10Does he not certainly speak for our sake? It was written for our sake, because the plowman should plow in hope and the thresher thresh in hope of sharing in the crop. 11If we have sown spiritual things among you, is it too much if we reap material things from you? 12If others share this rightful claim on you, do not we even more?

Nevertheless, we have not made use of this right, but we endure anything rather than put an obstacle in the way of the gospel of Christ. 13Do you not know that those who are employed in the temple service get their food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in the sacrificial offerings? 14In the same way, the Lord commanded that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel.

Footnotes

  • 1 9:5 Greek a sister as wife
Displaying 1-10 of 10 sermons for this passage.

The Danger of Disqualification

1 Corinthians 9:27-10:14 Sermon 22:53 ID: 2919

For the Gospel

1 Corinthians 9:1-27 Sermon 39:48 ID: 2512

Run to Win

1 Corinthians 9:1-27 Sermon 35:06 ID: 2513

For the Sake of the Gospel — Part Two

1 Corinthians 9:1-27

Series: The Pastor’s Study, Volume 5

Sermon Includes Transcript 1:00:26 ID: 2511

For the Sake of the Gospel — Part One

1 Corinthians 9:1-27

Series: The Pastor’s Study, Volume 5

Sermon Includes Transcript 59:07 ID: 2510

A Call to the Potential Drifter

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Series: Lessons for Life, Volume 1

Sermon Includes Transcript 30:15 ID: 2862

Running to Win

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 3

Sermon 45:55 ID: 1674

A Lesson in Adaptability

1 Corinthians 9:19-23

Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 3

Sermon 38:06 ID: 1672

A Sacred Responsibility

1 Corinthians 9:15-18

Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 3

Sermon 25:55 ID: 1670

Rights and Responsibilities

1 Corinthians 9:1-14

Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 3

Sermon 38:16 ID: 1666

No Series were found this for passage.