1 Corinthians 9:1-23


What does Jesus want his church to be known for? The Apostle Paul advocates a sophisticated love based on the imitation of Christ. Contrary to the ancient and modern world's insistence on fulfilment of rights, Paul makes two personal decisions: First, to surrender his rights, and second, to be sensitive to his cultural context. Personal advantage must not drive Christians in their actions; we have the freedom in Christ to love sacrificially and adapt to our cultural circumstances so that the gospel can be seen and heard.