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THE CHRISTIAN'S VICTORY

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1 Corinthians 9:24–27 KJV 1900
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
1 cor. 9:24

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THE TEMPERANCE

A. The Christian life is compared to a foot race. The Greeks had very strict rules. They would give up food, friends, and pleasures to be a success. In the Christian life, we must deny ourselves and practice discipline and be temperate in all things.
Sermon Outlines for Christians 6. The Christian’s Victory (1 Corinthians 9:24–27; 10:1–13)

A. Contest—v. 24. Run (live) so that you may have God’s approval. The Christian should never be indifferent.

B. Crown—v. 25.

1.) Regulation. Temperate in all things. Self must be under control at all times, in all parts of life.

2.) Rewards. Receiving an incorruptible crown. A heavenly reward for our faithfulness upon the earth.

C. Certain—v. 26. Paul knew the purpose and plan in life.

D. Control—v. 27. It is possible to witness and win others, yet live a double life and become a castaway (unfit for heaven). The body must be brought under control, and kept under control.

A. Contest—v. 24. Run (live) so that you may have God’s approval. The Christian should never be indifferent.
1 Corinthians 9:4 KJV 1900
Have we not power to eat and to drink?
1 Corinthians 9:24 KJV 1900
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
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B. Crown—v. 25.
1 Corinthians 9:25 KJV 1900
And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
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1.) Regulation. Temperate in all things. Self must be under control at all times, in all parts of life.
2.) Rewards. Receiving an incorruptible crown. A heavenly reward for our faithfulness upon the earth.

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C. Certain—v. 26. Paul knew the purpose and plan in life.
1 Corinthians 9:26 KJV 1900
I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
D. Control—v. 27. It is possible to witness and win others, yet live a double life and become a castaway (unfit for heaven). The body must be brought under control, and kept under control.
1 Corinthians 9:27 KJV 1900
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

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THE TEACHING

Here Paul reminds how God protected the Jewish people in their many travels in the Old Testament times.
A. Provision—v. 1–4. God performed many miracles in the wilderness for the Jewish people. He meets all our needs.
1 Corinthians 10:1–4 KJV 1900
Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
Philippians 4:19 KJV 1900
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
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B. Punishment. Those who were disobedient unto God were punished by God.
1 Corinthians 10:5 KJV 1900
But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
C. Purpose. These are for examples, or lessons, to teach God’s way and will. With all the teachings in God’s Word, there is no excuse for man to sin and forget God.
C. Purpose—vv. 6, 11. These are for examples, or lessons, to teach God’s way and will. With all the teachings in God’s Word, there is no excuse for man to sin and forget God.
1 Corinthians 10:6 KJV 1900
Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
1 Corinthians 10:11 KJV 1900
Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
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D. Problem—v. 7–10. Note the warning to us, and the four sins listed: (a) idolatry, (b) fornication, (c) tempting God, (d) murmuring
1 Corinthians 10:7–10 KJV 1900
Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
E. Pride—v. 12. Pride destroys many Christians. Pride separates from God. Satan uses this to destroy many.
D. Problem—vv. 7–10. Note the warning to us, and the four sins listed: (a) idolatry, (b) fornication, (c) tempting God, (d) murmuring
1 Corinthians 10:12 KJV 1900
Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
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E. Pride—v. 12. Pride destroys many Christians. Pride separates from God. Satan uses this to destroy many.
Pentz, C. M. (1975). Sermon Outlines for Christians (p. 17). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.

THE TEMPTATION

1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV 1900
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

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A. Personality—“Such as is common to man.” All people are tempted. Jesus was tempted in all ways, yet without sin. Temptation is not sin—giving in to temptation is sin.
B. Protection—“Not allow you to be tempted above that which you are able”—NASB. For each temptation, God gives power to overcome!
C. Perfection—“The way of escape.” Christ overcame temptation. When He lives within us, we too can overcome.
Pentz, C. M. (1975). Sermon Outlines for Christians (pp. 17–18). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.
Pentz, C. M. (1975). Sermon Outlines for Christians (p. 17). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.
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