Eyes on the Prize

Aug 23, 2020    Ritchie Johnson    1 Corinthians

Slide 1: Grey area ministry lessons from the life of Paul:
He prioritized love for others over personal liberty. (V19)
He met people where they were. (Vv20, 21)
He considered the conscience of others, not just their outward actions. (V22)
He kept his eye on the prize. (V23)
And he did it all without playing the hypocrite!

Slide 2: “Paul was willing to offend people over the Gospel, but he wanted to offend them only over the Gospel.” David Guzik

Slide 3: Gal. 2:11 But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. 12 For prior to the coming of certain men from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he [began] to withdraw and hold himself aloof, fearing the party of the circumcision. 13 The rest of the Jews joined him in hypocrisy, with the result that even Barnabas was carried away by their hypocrisy. 14 But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas in the presence of all, "If you, being a Jew, live like the Gentiles and not like the Jews, how [is it that] you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews?

Slide 4: You will invest where you see the greatest reward.

Slide 5: It’s time to stop mourning the life you think you’ve lost or the life you think you’ll never get to live. It’s time to run!