Apostolic Ministry

If to others I am not an Apostle, at least I am one to you: for the fact that you are Christians is the sign that I am an Apostle.
1 Corinthians 9:2

I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

1Co 9:19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
1Co 9:20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;
1Co 9:21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.
1Co 9:22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
1Co 9:23 And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.
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I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
1Co 9:22

Study to win the race

1Co 9:25 Everyone who enters an athletic contest practices self-control in everything. They do it to win a wreath that withers away, but we run to win a prize that never fades.
1Co 9:26 That is the way I run, with a clear goal in mind. That is the way I fight, not like someone shadow boxing.
1Co 9:27 No, I keep on disciplining my body, making it serve me so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not somehow be disqualified.
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Have I not seen Jesus our Lord?

1Co 9:2 If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.
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Am I not free? am I not an Apostle? have I not seen Jesus our Lord? are you not my work in the Lord?
If to others I am not an Apostle, at least I am one to you: for the fact that you are Christians is the sign that I am an Apostle.
My answer to those who are judging me is this.
Have we no right to take food and drink?
Have we no right to take about with us a Christian wife, like the rest of the Apostles, and the brothers of the Lord, and Cephas?
Even so did the Lord give orders that the preachers of the good news might get their living from the good news.
For though I was free from all men, I made myself a servant to all, so that more might have salvation.