1 Corinthians 8-9 Study Guide

Reflection Questions

  1. What does freedom in Christ mean to you?
  2. What do these two chapters teach us about how we’re to approach issues that others may struggle with?
  3. What does it look like when love is at the center of the way you use Christian freedom?
  4. How does living sacrificially elevate the gospel?

Memory Verse

“I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.”—1 Corinthians 9:22–23 (NIV)

Prayer Guide

Father, make me more like Your Son in every way today—in my giving, in my attitude, in my heart toward my “rights” and “freedoms!” May my actions not cause anyone to stumble or be a hinderance to the work of the gospel. Instead, I pray Your Spirit works in me to make me a humble, willing stepping stone for the advancement of the gospel and the edification of the believers; to be an ambassador for Christ who daily is more accurately able to represent the Lord Jesus to the world and to my brothers and sisters. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

This Week

Write down some examples drawn from your own life where sacrifices needed to be made for the sake of the gospel.

About the Author

Danny Saavedra

Danny Saavedra is a licensed minister who has served on staff at Calvary since 2012, managing the Calvary Devotional and digital discipleship resources. He has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling and Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry from Liberty Theological Seminary. His wife Stephanie, son Jude, and daughter Zoe share a love of Star Wars, good food, having friends over for dinner, and studying the Word together as a family.