An Excellent Description of Ministry and the Discipline that is Essential to it.

“For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. 

To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. 

To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. 

To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. 

To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. 

I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. 

I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings. 

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. 

Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 

So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. 

But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭9:19-27‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/1co.9.19-27.esv

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