Speaker: Lukus Counterman - In our journey through the book of 1 Corinthians, we are in a section where Paul is calling the Corinthian Christians to live for something bigger than themselves. The apostle is challenging them to lay aside their freedoms so that they can love fellow believers. He is instructing the Corinthians to sacrificially set down their rights to advance the gospel. Now, Paul isn’t using empty words in 1 Corinthians 9. He practices what he preaches. He has deferred his right to be paid. He has sacrificed money, companionship, and sometimes even bare necessities like food and water for the sake of the gospel. And in all this, he calls Christians to do the same. You see, if you want your life to impact others for the gospel, you have to set down your rights and freedoms. May the Lord help us relinquish our grip on things that are temporary so that we can advance that which is eternal. By God’s grace, let’s live for sake of the gospel.