1 Corinthians 9:27 (846)
A. There are people who have obeyed God’s plan of salvation but for various reasons
have become unfaithful.
B. A look at 1 Corinthians 9:27
1. Paul used a boxing term for giving someone a black eye to gain control of him.
2. This was figurative language to convey the idea that we must conquer the body-
the seat of appetites and lust- and lead it captive.
C. Let’s consider the importance of faithfulness.
I. God has abundantly blessed His Children.
A. He has delivered us from the bondage of sin. Colossians 1:13-14 (970)
B. God has permitted us to be baptized into Christ. Galatians 3:26-27 (861)
C. God has provided us all spiritual blessings in Christ. John 6:47-51 (785);
John 7:37-39 (787)
D. God leads us by His word and the Holy Spirit. 1 Peter 1:22-25 (895)
II. In spite of God’s blessings, there are members who have become involved in the practice
A. Lust which applies to ____________________________________________________
James 4:1-6 (893)
B. Idolatry which applies to _________________________________________________
Matthew 6:33 (707)
C. Complaining which includes ______________________________________________
1 Timothy 6:6-8 (878)
III. Encouragement to faithful
A. Repent if we are guilty and ask God’s forgiveness. 1 John 1:9 (900)
B. Obey instructions in 1 Timothy 6:11-12
1. Flee the practice of sins.
2. Follow: righteousness _______________________; godliness ________________;
Faith ______________; love ______________; patience ____________; meekness
V12- fight ______________________; lay hold __________________________
Conclusion: If need to repent . If need to obey God’s plan of salvation __________________