Church-Supported or Self-Supported Ministers? (1 Corinthians 9:1-23)

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Is it better to have church leaders financially supported by the church, or self-supported through secular work? It depends! Paul makes the case for church-supported ministers, then explains why he personally chose the other way. In this lesson we explore the advantages of both alternatives. We also consider what Paul meant when he called us to “become all things to all men", a passage many have taken out of context.   

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1 Corinthians 9:1-23 - Lesson Notes

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