Chris Athavle – The Church – a team denying themselves – 1 Corinthians 9:23-37

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Main Points:

  • We are to be a team of self-deniers!
  • Our Christian life is best described as a race or a fight
  • Hypocrites will be disqualified

1 Corinthians 9:23-27

New King James Version (NKJV)
23 Now this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I may be partaker of it with you.

Striving for a Crown

24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. 25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. 26 Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. 27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.

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