What then is my reward? That in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not use up my rights in preaching it.
Cross ReferencesJohn 4:36
Already the reaper draws his wages and gathers a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may rejoice together.
and he stayed and worked with them because they were tentmakers by trade, just as he was.
1 Corinthians 3:8
He who plants and he who waters are one in purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor.
1 Corinthians 7:31
and those who use the things of this world, as if not dependent on them. For this world in its present form is passing away.
1 Corinthians 9:12
If others have this right to your support, shouldn't we have it all the more? But we did not exercise this right. Instead, we put up with anything rather than hinder the gospel of Christ.
1 Corinthians 9:15
But I have not used any of these rights. And I am not writing this to suggest that something be done for me. Indeed, I would rather die than for anyone to nullify my boast.
1 Corinthians 9:17
If my preaching is voluntary, I have a reward. But if it is not voluntary, I am still entrusted with a responsibility.
2 Corinthians 11:7
Was it a sin for me to humble myself in order to exalt you, because I preached the gospel of God to you free of charge?
2 Corinthians 12:13
In what way were you inferior to the other churches, except that I was not a burden to you? Forgive me this wrong!
2 Corinthians 12:14
See, I am ready to come to you a third time, and I will not be a burden, because I am not seeking your possessions, but you yourselves. For children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.
Chapter Outline1. He shows his liberty;
7. and that the minister ought to receive a living by the Gospel;
15. yet that himself has of his own accord abstained,
18. to be neither chargeable unto them,
22. nor offensive unto any, in matters indifferent.
24. Our life is like unto a race.
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1 Corinthians 9:6, 7
1 Corinthians 10:33
2 Corinthians 4:5
2 Corinthians 11:7-9
2 Corinthians 12:13-18
1 Thessalonians 2:6
2 Thessalonians 3:8, 9
1 Corinthians 7:31
1 Corinthians 8:9
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