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All things to All Men

Thursday, February 07, 2013

1 Corinthians 9:19-23 For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more; and to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those wo are under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who are under the law; to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law; to the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. Now this I do for the gospel's sake, that I may be partaker of it with you.

Paul never saw a person, regardless of their stature in life, as someone undeserving or as not needing the gospel of Jesus Christ and the salvation that comes through receiving Him as their personal Savior and Lord. He went to all people groups and became as one of them, identifying with where they were in life so he could share the gospel with them to see them come to salvation.

Romans 1:16, 17 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”

The gospel of Christ is for all people regardless of race, creed or color. It does not discriminate between one people group or another. It's power is the same for all who come to in faith to receive it's saving grace.

Ephesians 2:8, 9 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

Have you received God's free gift of salvation? If not, you may receive Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior and enter into the family of God through prayer and all that He offers will be yours. Simply pray this prayer and mean it in your heart:

Father, I come before You recognizing that I am a sinner. I have not followed Your principles but have lived my life selfishly for myself. I believe that You gave Jesus, Your Son, to die for my sin as the payment that was necessary to cleanse me from sin and make me able to be Your child. I receive Your free gift of salvation by asking You to forgive me, save me and come to live in my heart by Your Spirit. Lord Jesus, I thank You for saving me. I promise to live each day from this day forward for You. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Father, I thank You for those who have come into your kingdom today through receiving Jesus as Savior and Lord. I pray that You will make Yourself real to them in their everyday life that they might come to know You and understand all that You have provided for them through the gift of salvation that they have received. Open the eyes of the blind so they may see, set the captives free from oppression and heal the sick and hurting. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
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  • GABY1948
    It can't be said any clearer than this. Your messages are straight from the Holy Spirit. Ipray that many, many take heed of His words here. I just looked at your page back ground and for the first time it jumped out at me! AMAZING Grace. It truly IS amazing. We can't even really understand it in this life but we shall see...soon I hope...just how many times Grace was bestowed on us.

    Thank you for your prayer, and for all you do for the Kingdom to grow before He comes back for us one fine day! God Bless you, Avanell
    1838 days ago
    Lord, I pray that I might be a servent of yours, showing your love to sinners and loving them like you do. Help me to follow your ways each day and be a good example to others around me. Thank yu Avanell for your great lesson.
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    Loving Father, touch those who have not entered into Your glorious Kingdom yet. Woo them by the gentle Holy Spirit that they may accept the sacrifice of Your only begotten Son, Christ Jesus. Amen
    1838 days ago
    My prayer is that I too can be a servant of Christ worthy of the calling He has called me too. To be like a Paul a friend of sinners. Preaching the Gospel in season and out.
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