not reigning yet - BOOK OF ACTS LESSon #1
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Main Idea: Servants of Christ may be treated roughly by the world
Key Verse: “For I think that God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death, because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men.” 1 Corinthians 4:9
Bible Reading: 8 Already you have all you want! Already you have become rich! Without us you have become kings! And would that you did reign, so that we might share the rule with you! 9 For I think that God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death, because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels, and to men. 10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. 11 To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are poorly dressed and buffeted and homeless, 12 and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; 13 when slandered, we entreat. We have become, and are still, like the scum of the world, the refuse of all things.
I. Servants of Christ....But Not Forever (8)
II. Servants of Christ Will Experience Abuse (9-11)
III. Servants of Christ Will Minister In Spite of Abuse (12-13)