Friday, April 19, 2013

Becoming All Things to All People (1 Corinthians 9) John MacArthur

The primary purpose of Paul's not taking full advantage of his Christian liberty was that [he] might win the more. He deeply believed that "he who is wise wins souls" (Prov. 11:30) and was willing to do anything and to sacrifice anything to win people to Jesus Christ. As far as his rights were concerned he was free from all men, but because of his love for all men he would gladly limit those rights for their sakes. He had, figuratively, become a slave to all. He would modify his habits, his preferences, his entire life--style if any of those things caused someone to stumble, to be offended, or to be hindered from faith in the Lord....

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