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1. Read 1 Corinthians 9:1-27 (focus on verses 22-27)
You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things. (Romans 2:1)
Background: Apparently Paul has been getting criticized for some of his actions from the Corinthians. It seems like he’s been eating meat from the pagan temple (see chapter 8), drinking wine, and he has received a financial gift from someone - so he hasn’t had to work and can focus solely on the Gospel. Paul uses this chapter to rebuke the Corinthians for their criticism and reminds them of his rights in Christ and how passionately he preaches the Gospel.
2. Have you ever been criticized? How so? How did it make you feel? Have you been criticizing anyone lately? Read Romans 2:1, what does it say concerning criticism and judgment?
3. Paul sums up this chapter by emphasizing the importance of spiritual discipline. How would you describe your spiritual discipline? (a) I haven’t found the gym; (b) I’m not sure I’m ready to make the sacrifices; (c) I’m ready, I just need some guidance; (d) I’ve tried running the race, but I’m tired; (e) I’m running the race and I’m pumped.
4. What are some things you can start doing to get more spiritually disciplined and deepen your relationship with Christ?
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3 Questions Where or when did you see God this week? Where did you fail God this week? Where were you His hands and feet this week?