All Things to All Men
1 Corinthians 9:1-27
KV 9:22-23 “To the weak I became weak to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so
that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I might
share in its blessings.
1. What were Paul’s credentials as an apostle? (1-2) His rights? (3-6) How did he defend this
from a human point of view? (7-8a) From a Scriptural point of view? (8b-14)
2. Why didn’t Paul use any of these rights? (12,15) Why didn’t he boast about his sacrificial
life? (16,17) Why was he compelled to preach the gospel? What did he consider as his
3. How did Paul use his freedom? (19) How did he apply the principle practically? (20-22a)
Read verse 22b. Note the repeated use of “all”. What does this show about his passion to
save souls? How can we apply this principle in your ministry practically? What was Paul
4. Read verses 24-27. In a race or a game, who obtains the prize? (24-25) How did Paul apply
this strict training to himself? (26-27) How can we practice self-discipline in our spiritual life and teach it to this generation?