Becoming All Things To All People

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all_thingsFor though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more.
To the Jews I became as a Jew, so that I might win Jews; to those who are under the Law, as under the Law though not being myself under the Law, so that I might win those who are under the Law;
To those who are without law, as without law, though not being without the law of God but under the law of Christ, so that I might win those who are without law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak; I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means save some.
I do all things for the sake of the gospel, so that I may become a fellow partaker of it. 1 Corinthians 9:19-23

The apostle Paul is such an amazing example for us preachers and pastors. Though he could have received money for the benefit and value he was adding to people’s lives by sharing the good news of Jesus Christ, he did not. He purposely decided to forego that right. He extended this servant attitude in the way he reached out to people of every background, empathizing with them, understanding their perspective and sharing the gospel. All of this, he did, with the hope of seeing them saved.

How willing am I to share the gospel with people those from different backgrounds? Do I take the time to understand their perspective?

God as this new week unfolds, would you again, lead and guide me into effective ministry and work within Your kingdom. Please buoy up each staff member today giving them great enthusiasm and energy to do what You’ve called them to do. Bless the children and give them a joy at school today. And then, would you move the big projects forward and help me connect with people who will generous with our school. Lord, show Your might in protecting our ministry as well.

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