Ministerial Maintenance at Corinth (11 of 21) by Donald Cantrell

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Ministerial Maintenance at Corinth (11 of 21)
Series: 1 Corinthians
Donald Cantrell
1 Corinthians 9:1-27


I - Paul and his Rightful Liberty (1 - 14)
A) The Rights of this Man (1 - 6)
1 - His Opportunity and Proclamation (1a)
2 - His Office and Proofs (1b - 2)
3 - His Options and Power (3 - 6)
B) The Responsibility of his Membership (7 - 14)
1 - Symbolical Reasoning (7 - 8a)
2 - Scriptural Referencing (8b - 10)
3 - Satirical Reasserting (11 - 14)

II - Paul and his Rejected Liberty (15 - 27)
A) The Rewards of his Ministry (15 - 18)
1 - His Personal Preference (15)
2 - His Purposeful Preaching (16)
3 - His Prescribed Plan (17)
4 - His Power Postponed (18)
B) The Revealing of his Motives (19 - 23)
1 - Consider his Freedom (19)
2 - Consider his Flexibility (20 - 22)
3 - Consider his Focus (23)
C) The Reasoning of his Mission (24 - 27)
1 - His Race (24)
2 - His Reward (25)
3 - His Restraint (26 - 27)

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Theme: ''Paul clarifies the importance of caring for ministers of Christ''


Introduction:

Stolen Credit Card

A minister called the police and reported that all of his wife's credit cards had been stolen. Then he added, ''But don't look too hard for the thief. He's charging less than my wife ever did.''

A Cheap Obituary

Pastor Jones was very frugal and when he died his wife was going to be just as frugal in purchasing his obituary. When her husband died, she asked the newspaper how much it would cost for a death notice.

''Two dollars for five words, was the reply''.

''Can I pay for just two words?'' she asked. ''Pastor dead''.

''No, two dollars is the minimum. You still have three words.''

Mrs. Jones thought a moment. ''Cadillac for sale!!!''

The Barber and the Pastors

An evangelist went to the barber shop. After his hair cut, he got ready to pay the barber and the barber said, ''No preacher, I don't charge the clergy for haircuts.'' ...


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