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For today’s installment of our 40 Days Meditation series, our brother John Keating provides commentary on 1 Cor 9:16-23. Take a listen or click here to download.


For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward, but if not of my own will, I am still entrusted with a stewardship. What then is my reward? That in my preaching I may present the gospel free of charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel. For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. 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. 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. 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. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.

1 Cor 9:16-23
John Keating
John has recently completed two terms as the regional elder of The Servants of the Word in Asia, while serving in various roles of leadership in the Sword of the Spirit (the international community to which the Brotherhood belongs), both internationally and in the region of Asia. At this time, he is transitioning into a new set of responsibilities as the leader of a new household of The Servants of the Word in Beirut, Lebanon.
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