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Winning as many as possible!

Scripture reading for July 18th:  1st Corinthians 9

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  1st Corinthians 9:19, 22-23  “Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.” . . .  “To the weak I became weak, to win the weak.  I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.  I do all things for the sake of the gospel, that I might share in its blessings.”  

Paul’s heart was to win the lost–both Jew and Gentile!  He was trained by the Lord to be a fisher of men and sought to be wise in reaching each person with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  He tried to relate to each person by understanding their culture and seeking God’s wisdom in how to reach them.  His highest desire was to please the Lord and fulfill the “Great Commission”.  He knew that the Lord would reward him when He returned!

Observations for over-comers:  Over-comers keep their focus on fulfilling the instructions from Jesus to win souls and make disciples looking for Jesus as their reward.  “Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake:  some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.  Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.” (Daniel 12:2-3)

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