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1 Corinthians 9:27

Sep 24, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 9, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified. 1 Corinthians 9:27

To finish chapter 9, Paul shows the severity of the conditioning he placed upon himself in order to obtain his crown. He had just said that he fought, not as one who “beats the air.” Using a boxing metaphor, he showed that like a boxer, he made every “punch” count in his training and in his fight to share the gospel.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 9:26

Sep 23, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 9, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. 1 Corinthians 9:26

In this verse, Paul sums up his thought concerning running which he has referred to for the past two verses by saying “therefore.” Because of what he stated, his concluding thought is that “I run thus: not with uncertainty.” In his run towards the Prize, he had a positive end and goal.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 9:24

Sep 21, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 9, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Sunday, 21 September 2014

Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. 1 Corinthians 9:24

In this verse, Paul moves from his thoughts concerning serving men in order to impress upon them the gospel of Christ (verses 19-23), to his desire to run the race and receive the prize set before him (verses 24-27).… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 9:23

Sep 20, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 9, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Now this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I may be partaker of it with you. 1 Corinthians 9:23

Summing up his thoughts of the previous four verses, we read Paul’s reflection on why he became “all things to all men“. He’s already said that it was that he “might by all means save some.” But for him, there is a wondrous bonus tied into that notion.… Read the rest

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