Pastoral Support (1 Corinthians 9:1-18) 8/14/19

PASTORAL SUPPORT

1 Corinthians 9:1-18

I. PREACHER COMFORTS (vs. 1-6)

a. Paul establishes his authority from the Lord as an apostle. What may have caused Paul to defend his actions here? _______________________________________________________________________________________________

            b. What rights does Paul indicate the apostles have as servants of the Lord? _________________________________

            _______________________________________________________________________________________________

            c. Who does Paul state is the seal of his apostleship? ____________________________________________________

II. PREACHER’S COMPENSATION (vs. 7-14)

a. What is Paul getting at when he asks his question in verse 9? ___________________________________________

b. Paul cites the Old Testament Law for the provision of the Levites to make what case? ________________________

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c. Paul further states that those who preach the gospel should live from the gospel. How does this happen? _________

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III. PREACHER’S COMPULSION (vs. 15-18)

            a. Paul made the case for support for the apostles living from the Gospel. However, does he himself accept support

            from the Corinthian believers? _______________________________________________________________________

b. What does Paul say that shows why he must preach? __________________________________________________

            c. Paul says that it is acceptable for the preacher to accept support but what is clear that he says is not right? ______

             ______________________________________________________________________________(see also 2 Cor 2:17)

            d. Does Paul take the authority in the gospel for granted? ________________________________________________

            _______________________________________________________________________________________________

IV. Application: Who is responsible for making sure that the pastor’s needs are being met…the church or the pastor? _________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________

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