“…Dear Lord, Jesus… if only, we all… could have a ‘bit more’ of Paul in our hearts…so that we might better serve You…”

1 Corinthians 9:16-23

But when I preach the good news, I can’t brag. I have to preach it. How terrible it will be for me if I do not preach the good news!  If I preach because I want to, I get a reward. If I preach because I have to, I’m only doing my duty. Then what reward do I get? Here is what it is. I am able to preach the good news free of charge. And I can do this without using all my rights as a person who preaches the good news.

Paul Uses His Freedom to Share the Good News

I am free and don’t belong to anyone. But I have made myself a slave to everyone. I do it to win as many as I can to Christ.  To the Jews I became like a Jew. That was to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one who was under the law. I did this even though I myself am not under the law. That was to win those under the law.  To those who don’t have the law I became like one who doesn’t have the law. I did this even though I am not free from God’s law. I am under Christ’s law. Now I can win those who don’t have the law. To those who are weak I became weak. That was to win the weak. I have become all things to all people. I have done this so that in all possible ways I might save some.  I do all this because of the good news. And I want to share in its blessings.

Dear Lord, Jesus… if only, we all, could have a ‘bit more’ of Paul in our hearts…so that we might better serve You.

…Many Blessings…to all of God’s people…cjlb…2/4/2018  

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.

Subscribe

Subscribe to our website to receive updates.

, , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply