It's Day 56 and we're in 1 Corinthians 9.
Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verse 24 - This isn't a lazy river; it's a foot race. Run like you plan to win.
- Verse 1 - There were some in Corinth who were questioning whether Paul was a real apostle. They were doing so because they disagreed with his leadership.
- Verses 2-15 - The basic argument Paul is making is this: Christian workers have the right to be paid for their labor, although I chose not to exercise that right and worked for free. (Paul worked as a tentmaker to support himself while planting churches.)
- Verses 19-22 - There are parts of the gospel that are unchanging (example: Jesus is the Son of God); there are parts of the gospel that can be adapted according to the situation and culture (example: the type of music sung in church services). Paul is saying that he's going to do all he can to make the gospel accessible by removing those unnecessary barriers (relating to that second category) that might keep someone from hearing and accepting the gospel.
If you want to read the chapter online, here's a link.
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