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Re: 1 Cor 9
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2017, 10:45:48 AM »
These are my thoughts.

People are going to examine us as Christians, they are going to look for us to fall but our defense is grace and the Lord, we don?t have to be faultless because He is perfect and we have Him.

'Mine answer
to them that do examine me
is this, ... ... '

(1 Cor. 9:3)

Hello Clark,

Paul took the responsibility of His office as an Apostle very seriously, didn't he?  He took great pains to carry out His duties in a manner which was honouring to God, and above reproach in the eyes of those to whom He preached: that the gospel that He preached in the name of His risen Lord would not be discredited through any word, or action of his.  If that is also our goal, to glorify God, in Christ Jesus: then we too will have nothing to answer for in the eyes of those who would seek to find fault with us as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, and we will get our praise from God.

(See 1 Peter 3:13-17; and 1 Peter chapter 4)

Praise God!

In Christ Jesus
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Re: 1 Cor 9
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2017, 10:49:55 PM »
There are times when I wish the Bible had never been divided up into verses!
Verse 3 can't be taken in isolation - it's part of a paragraph.

Paul was being criticised for the way in which he carried out his ministry. And Christian leaders still have to face a barrage of criticism - not only from outsiders, but also from their own flock. It's so easy to "referee from the touchline"!
"God has saved us and called us to a holy life - not because of anything we have done but because of His own purpose and grace." (II Timothy 1:9)

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Re: 1 Cor 9
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2017, 10:19:41 AM »
1 Corinthians 9:20 King James Version (KJV)
20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;

1 Corinthians 9:20 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

20 To the Jews I became as a Jew, to win the Jews. To those who were under the law, I was as though under the law, to win those who were under the law.

New Matthew Bible (NMB) Copyright ? 2016 by Ruth Magnusson (Davis). All rights reserved.

These are my thoughts.
We often times have to get on others level and relate to them, Paul did this but its to be done without falling to sin.
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Re: 1 Cor 9
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2017, 10:56:15 AM »
These are my thoughts.
We often times have to get on others level and relate to them, Paul did this but its to be done without falling to sin.

'And unto the Jews I became as a Jew,
that I might gain the Jews;
to them that are under the law,
as under the law,
that I might gain them that are under the law; ... '

(1 Cor. 9:20) 

Hello Clark,

Yes, we can learn a lot from this, can't we, about reaching out to others with the gospel of grace.  Yet, as you say, we have to take care in doing so.

There are verses appropriate to this trying to get to the forefront of my mind, but I can't get to them at the moment.

Thank you for your thoughts.
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Chris

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Re: 1 Cor 9
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2017, 09:35:10 PM »
I Corinthians 9:20,21

When among Jews, Paul was an observant Jew - not because he was obliged (as a Christian) to follow all the rules of the Law, but out of deference to Jewish sensibilities, so as not to prejudice them against the Gospel.
But when among Gentiles, he lived (as far as he could) like a Gentile, eating their food, and participating in their social life. He did not want people to reject the Gospel because they thought it was exclusively Jewish.
He would never compromise his message by committing sin; but he would happily deny himself in order to create an opening for the gospel.
"God has saved us and called us to a holy life - not because of anything we have done but because of His own purpose and grace." (II Timothy 1:9)