a. What does Paul mean that he is free from all men?
b. Why would Paul willingly make himself the servant off all men?
c. What is the driving motivation for all that Paul is doing?
d. How was Paul able to relate to different groups of people and make
e. Was Paul being deceitful in his conduct toward people or simply
identifying with them to meet them where they were?
f. Is it possible for us to identify with people outside our normal circle
and do it honestly? How?
II. RUNNING THE RACE (vs. 24-27)
a. When runners compete, how many receive the prize?
b. What prize does Paul desire his readers to obtain?
c. What quality do athletes who compete all share?
d. How does being temperate apply to the Christian race?
e. How does Paul state he is running his race?
f. What connection can you see in these verses and Philippians 2:14-16?
g. Paul speaks of discipline in verse 27. What does Paul want to be sure
does not take place?
III. Application: Meeting people where they are is not a job for a select few but a biblical mandate for each and every Christian. Is it difficult to accept and identify with people who are different than us? How can we get past our own likes / dislikes or prejudices to meet others with the Word and love of Christ?