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Privileged to Preach

1 Corinthians 10:1-5



“For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ. Nevertheless, with most of them God was not pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness.”

In Pauls letter wasn’t dealing with the rise and fall of nations, but the lesson was much the same. ... letter is instruction addressing many believers who think they are mature, but who are not acting like it. They are not reflecting the character of God, they are not living out the commands of Christ, and their gospel witness is drained of its power, and they are a divided, and diluted church. They reflect the weak ecclesiology of our generation that describes the church is just a collection of every kind of sinner. They have become no more than a facade of strength, like so many of our churches today. The work of the Gospel will cost you your time, it will cost you your talents, it will cost you your treasures, and at times even your liberties, and maybe your life. But Its worth it, its all for the sake of the Gospel.


George Whitfield “OTHER MEN MAY PREACH A BETTER GOSPEL THAN I, BUT NO MAN CAN PREACH A BETTER GOSPEL.”

Learning the false promises of privilege: We have been privileged with great things...but


1. Great Leadership is no guarantee you’ll be blessed in the work of the Gospel

Our Fathers(10:1)

2. Great Guidance is no guarantee you’ll be blessed in the work of the Gospel …cloud, and pillar

If I thought I could win one more soul to the Lord by walking on my head and playing the tambourine with my toes, I'd learn how! - William Booth

3. Great Experience is no guarantee you’ll be blessed in the work of the Gospel … baptized in the red sea</