Joyful Surrender

Joyful Surrender

Pastor Ryan looks at Paul’s sacrificial life from 1 Corinthians 9 where we see that self-sacrifice spreads the gospel.

Application Questions

Look Back
Share any ways you sacrificed to help another putting their needs first this past week.

Look Up

What stood out to you most today?

Share any ways you have intentionally done something “the hard way” and the reasons why you did so.

Read 1 Corinthians 9:12-15. Why was Paul so adamant that he would not receive support like a missionary? What did he mean by a boast? Is this a good thing?

Read 1 Corinthians 9:16-18. Should we feel this kind of an obligation to share this gospel, or was this just for Paul? What is a stewardship? How does that look in your life?

Read 1 Corinthians 9:19-23. What does it mean to be all things to all men? Does this mean we are fake? What are examples in your life where you have sacrificed to reach out to others like this?

Look Ahead
Take a moment and ask God how he wants you to respond. Is there something God is asking you to sacrifice to reach others? Share your plan for action.