Aiming to Win Pastor Alan Ginn Chinese Grace Bible Church 1 Corinthians 9:19-27
Introduction From Faith to Doubt From Love to Insecurity From Community to Individualism From Rest to Exhaustion From Contributing to Consumerism 12/28/2014 3
Background of I Cor 9 12/28/2014 4 Section I Cor 8-10 Corinthian Church I Cor 9:1-18 “rights” (exousia)
12/28/2014 5 1 Corinthians 9:19-27 (ESV) 19 For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them.
1 Corinthians 9:19-27(ESV) 20 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. 12/28/2014 6
1 Corinthians 9:19-27(ESV) 21 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. 22 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. 12/28/2014 7
1 Corinthians 9:19-27(ESV) 23 I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings. 12/28/2014 8
1 Corinthians 9:19-27(ESV) 24 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. 12/28/2014 9
1 Corinthians 9:19-27(ESV) 25 Every athlete exercises self- control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 12/28/2014 10
1 Corinthians 9:19-27(ESV) 26 So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. 12/28/2014 11
1 Corinthians 9:19-27(ESV) 27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified. 12/28/2014 12
12/28/2014 13 1A. The Aim of the Disciple of Christ is to Win P for Christ (9:19-23) 1B. What is required to win? 2B. Why is it important to win? eople
12/28/2014 14 2A. We Must Allow the Gospel to Win Over our L in life (9:24-27) 1B. The R 2B. The R 3B. The R ifestyles ace ules of the Race eward
12/28/2014 15 Applicational Thoughts 1/ Aim not to be a in life 2/ Win not for self-g, but for His. imless lory
12/28/2014 16 Applicational Thoughts 3/ Consider the 3-most "wanted“ individuals in your sphere of association, begin to pray for their Gospel Redemption into the family of God in 2015 A. ___________ B. ___________ C. ___________
8/3/2014 17 Applicational Thoughts 3/ Consider the 3-most "wanted“ individual in your sphere of association, begin to pray for their Gospel Redemption into the family of God in 2015 A. ___________ B. ___________ C. ___________ 12/28/2014 17
12/28/2014 18 Applicational Thoughts 4/ The Gospel has a multi-faceted impact on life and lifestyle – Are we incarnating (demonstrating) the saving life of Christ to others in our areas of influence?
12/28/2014 19 Pointing to Christ Life is a Race Already Won – by Christ on the Cross, who is now Crowned.