I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings: QT for Fri Dec 1, 2017, read 1 Cor 9;

Though Paul knew what the Lord has said about his freedom as well as the rights as an apostle, he didn’t consider using those because of his desire to share the blessing of preaching the gospel and see as many as possible turning to Christ for a new life in Christ. He is volunteering himself to be a slave to everyone that he may lead them to the Lord;

· What could we observe about his conviction about God’s call for him from the way it impacted his whole life? See also Act 20:24 However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me–the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.

· What could we observe of the cause of his sacrificial life for the sake of his work for the Gentiles? See also 2 Cor 5:13-14 However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me–the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.

· What is God saying to you about your own attitude for the call to preach the gospel?

· Who has God led into your path that you may serve /share the love of the Lord? See also Jn 21:15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”

· What do you want to do in response to His call?

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