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1 Corinthians 9 - AMP

2 Even if I am not considered an apostle (a special messenger) by others, at least I am one to you; for you are the seal (the certificate, the living evidence) of my apostleship in the Lord . 3 This is my defense (my vindication of myself) to those who would put me on trial and cross-examine me. 4 Have we not the right to our food and drink ? 5 Have we not the right also to take along with us a Christian sister as wife, as do the other apostles and the Lord's brothers and Cephas (Peter)? 6 Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from doing manual labor for a livelihood ? 7 What soldier at any time serves at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat any of the fruit of it? Who tends a flock and does not partake of the milk of the flock? 8 Do I say this only on human authority and as a man reasons? Does not the Law endorse the same principle? 9 For in the Law of Moses it is written, You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the corn. Is it for oxen that God cares? 10 Or does He speak certainly and entirely for our sakes? it is written for our sakes, because the plowman ought to plow in hope, and the thresher ought to thresh in expectation of partaking of the harvest. 11 If we have sown spiritual good among you, much if we reap from your material benefits? 12 If others share in this rightful claim upon you, do not we ? However, we have never exercised this right, but we endure everything rather than put a hindrance in the way of the good news (the Gospel) of Christ. 13 Do you not know that those men who are employed in the services of the temple get their food from the temple? And that those who tend the altar share with the altar ? 14 the Lord directed that those who publish the good news (the Gospel) should live (get their maintenance) by the Gospel. 15 But I have not made use of any of these privileges, nor am I writing this that any such provision be made for me . For it would be better for me to die than to have anyone make void and deprive me of my glorifying . 16 For if I preach the Gospel, that gives me no reason to boast, for I feel compelled of necessity to do it. Woe is me if I do not preach the glad tidings (the Gospel)! 17 For if I do this work of my own free will, then I have my pay (my reward); but if it is not of my own will, but is done reluctantly and under compulsion, I am entrusted with a trusteeship and commission. 18 What then is the reward that I get? Just this: that in my preaching the good news (the Gospel), I may offer it free of expense , not taking advantage of my rights and privileges of the Gospel. 19 For although I am free in every way from anyone's control, I have made myself a bond servant to everyone, so that I might gain the more . 20 To the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to men under the Law, as one under the Law, though not myself being under the Law, that I might win those under the Law. 21 To those without (outside) law I became as one without law, not that I am without the law of God and lawless toward Him, but that I am within and committed to the law of Christ, that I might win those who are without law. 22 To the weak (wanting in discernment) I have become weak (wanting in discernment) that I might win the weak and overscrupulous. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means (at all costs and in any and every way) save some . 23 And I do this for the sake of the good news (the Gospel), in order that I may become a participator in it and share in its . 24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but one receives the prize? So run that you may lay hold and make it yours. 25 Now every athlete who goes into training conducts himself temperately and restricts himself in all things. They do it to win a wreath that will soon wither, but we that cannot wither. 26 Therefore I do not run uncertainly (without definite aim). I do not box like one beating the air and striking without an adversary. 27 But I buffet my body and subdue it, for fear that after proclaiming to others the Gospel and things pertaining to it, I myself should become unfit .



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Shared by: Horace Wimpey on Jul, 2016
Summary: Paul writes that we must be willing to change and adapt to the world that we live in if we are to be successful in being all that God wants us to be.
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 480
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Shared by: Matthew Botha on Jul, 2016
Summary: Every believer has been given three weapons that God expects us to use if we are going to win the warfare.
Series: Train to win
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 404
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Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Jul, 2016
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Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 193
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Training to win the race of life
Shared by: Matthew Botha on Jul, 2016
Summary: We all have a race to run, only one can win. The Bible is our manual on how to run to win
Series: Train to win
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,616
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The Conditioning in Discipleship
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Jun, 2016
Summary: Many believers suffer "burn-out" or from lack of preparation. Like any other pursuit, if we are to be effective in service, we must make the proper preparations and condition ourselves spiritually.
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Applying the Liberty Principle
Shared by: Archie Norman on Apr, 2016
Summary: Bible study in 1 Corinthians
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 65
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Shared by: Juan Quintero on Apr, 2016
Summary: La vida se asemeja a una carrera de velocidad en la que las personas anhelan alcanzar metas... aprende a manejarlas a la manera de Dios...
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#2 - Denying the Body, Feeding the Soul
Shared by: Darrell Stetler II on Feb, 2016
Summary: How do I not give in to physical desires? How do I discipline myself? What is "dying" to fleshly desires?
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 394
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Shared by: john dixon on Feb, 2016
Summary: what is required of a Christian in Service to God
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Victory - Jesus Style
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Feb, 2016
Summary: Theme: Victory - Jesus Style - What it means to be a Victorious Christian Proposition: In this passage Paul shares three keys to living a victorious Christian Life: 1. Be Determined 2. Be Dedicated 3. Be Deliberate in Action
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Denomination: *other
Views: 916
Rodney Johnson avatar
Choose to Live a Dis Free Life
Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Feb, 2016
Summary: Part four of this series on Choices focuses on verse twenty-seven of 1 Corinthian chapter nine. This message focuses on the word "Disqualified" and the meaning of the prefix "Dis."
Series: Choices
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Choose The Right Race
Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Feb, 2016
Summary: Part 3 of this series focuses on the race we are to run individually as taken from 1 Corinthians 9:26.
Series: Choices
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Educating our Children to Live in Christ
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Jan, 2016
Summary: It is necessary for us to teach our children to run the race, and to run to win
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Choices Part 2: Choose Victory
Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Jan, 2016
Summary: Part two of this series focuses on the difference between having success and having victory.
Series: Choices
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Be Excellent
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Jan, 2016
Summary: The goal of the church should be excellence!
Series: Excellence!
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 512
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Be Excellent
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Jan, 2016
Summary: The church should strive to be excellence in all we do!
Series: Excellence!
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 460
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Choices Part 1
Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Jan, 2016
Summary: This message is the first of this series I've titled "Choices". It focus on the choices that we will make in 2016 and how those choices should be made. This message introduces 1 Corinthian 9:24-27 as the foundation Scripture for the series.
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Shared by: Kevin Ernst Duclairon on Apr, 2015
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Buffet (Buffay) of Buffet?
Shared by: Maurice McCarthy on Mar, 2015
Summary: A message on fasting. The problem with fasting, the purpose of fasting, the pitfalls of fasting, the promises to fasters.
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The Unshamed Accompaniment---Basket cases
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2014
Summary: Be an unshamed accompaniment... Several times we see basket case ministries, Those that serve in supportive roles are needed...
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PLOD ON! WE ARE IN A MARATHRON
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Nov, 2014
Summary: Ministry must be build about the long haul not the sprint? Life is a MARATHON... PLOD ON... PREPARE FOR THE GOAL.
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Running for the Prize
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Nov, 2014
Summary: In order to reach people with the truth of the Gospel, we must be willing to accept 1) Self-Denial (v.19-23) and be willing to practice 2) Self -Control (v. 24-27)
Michael Fredette avatar
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Shared by: Michael Fredette on Nov, 2014
Summary: In this message we use 1 Corinthians 9:24 as the basis to be ready for what life with bring .Proper preparation through a relationship with Christ is the only way to be truly ready .
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,160
Bobby Stults avatar
Paul's Focus - Active Works NOT Empty Behavior
Shared by: Bobby Stults on Jul, 2014
Summary: Paul's focus was not only on him knowing what was right and that winning souls was paramount for the believer, but Paul's knew with our actions and service to Christ we cannot just 'go thru the motions' but it must be focused and disciplined!
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Paul's Focus: Souls Won Not How It's Done
Shared by: Bobby Stults on Jul, 2014
Summary: Paul did NOT believe we should stand on ceremony or ritual when it comes to sharing Christ, but that we should have an attitude of being willing to do ANYTHING to win people to Christ!
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,368
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Paul's Rights vs What IS Right
Shared by: Bobby Stults on Jul, 2014
Summary: Paul KNEW he was rightfully THE called Apostle of Christ to the Gentiles. However, Paul did not stand on HIS rights but deferred to God's calling in his life! We must not focus on what we believe is our RIGHT, but we must DO what is right in God's plan.
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 296
Bobby Stults avatar
Paul's Focus: Not His Rights but What IS Right
Shared by: Bobby Stults on Jul, 2014
Summary: This is the 1st in a 3part series from 1 Cor 9: Paul's Focus: What made Paul such a great servant of God was his LASER focus on what God desired &called him to do! Our focus must be like Paul's so that we too can serve God where He has called us to serve
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 358
Chris Jordan avatar
Get Ready to Run the Race!
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Jan, 2014
Summary: In the Bible, the Christian life is often compared to a race. If we want to finish well, we must exercise ourselves, feed on the right stuff, and run the race with endurance.
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 808