1 Corinthians | Ch. 9

Updated: Feb 17

From Daniel's Desk on 2/14/20

My Title: So Run That You May Obtain The Prize

My Verse: 14

"14 In the same way, the Lord commanded that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel."

My Response:


You've been praying about this. Thank you Lord for answering in Your perfect timing. Do everything FOR the gospel. Remove EVERYTHING that might threaten to hinder it! For thought you ARE FREE become as a servant to all to WIN them to the gospel!


Where is YOUR HEART in this? The gospel should be free! But, the creative ways to make it available don't have to be. Is your heart to get rich? Or is your heart to make a good product that helps the gospel go forward as best as you can? Good products and good help to make good products cost money. Making money to make better products that work to give the gospel away as best you can is HOW GOD DESIGNED IT TO WORK. Don't get caught up in the legality. Don't let anybody get you caught up in the legality. - Set up your payment model to be free from speculation! Lead this way, there are plenty of eyeballs watching that will tell you your next decisions will be foolish but your prize isn't in this world. When your work sees the refiners fire you will want to have run as though you intended to receive the prize. Press harder. Run faster. Endure longer.


How Will This Make You a Better Husband/Father:

2-14-2020 - I will make Famplify free for families to use. They can upgrade to purchase the adventures. The upgrade will be nominal. Groups will pay to use it to organize their families and use the adventure themes as helpful tools to engage people with the gospel. God will sort out the rest. (How do you build a business model on that? I will need some help here Lord... Father, seriously, I need a lot of help here.)

Do EVERYTHING for the SAKE of the gospel.

My Notes:

  • People debated Paul's legitimacy!

  • Endure anything (even laying down your RIGHT) SO THAT you avoid putting an obstacle in a brother's path.

  • Making a living off of the gospel isn't a sin. A LIVING... not a KILLING. - Your AIM should not be to put an obstacle in the way of the gospel.

  • Vs. 15-16 "For I would rather die than have anyone deprive me of my ground for boasting. For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting.

  • Do you feel burdened to PREACH the gospel... the PURE gospel?

  • For though I am FREE from all, I have made myself a SERVANT to all, that I might win more of them.

  • Are you WINNING people to Christ? - "I do it all for the sake of the gospel... that I might share with them in its blessing."

  • Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? - UNDERSTAND what the prize you are running for IS!

  • Do not run aimlessly. AND Discipline your body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others you might find yourself disqualified! TAKE HEED. Watch your steps!


What was YOUR response? Leave it in the comments.

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