1 Corinthians 9:19-23 (The Message)

“Even though I am free of the demands and expectations of everyone,

I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people:

religious,

 nonreligious,

 meticulous moralists,

 loose-living immoralists,

the defeated,

 the demoralized—whoever.

 I didn’t take on their way of life.

I kept my bearings in Christ—but I entered their world and tried to experience things from their point of view.

I’ve become just about every sort of servant there is in my attempts to lead those I meet into a God-saved life.

I did all this because of the Message.

 I didn’t just want to talk about it;

I wanted to be in on it!”

1 Corinthians 9:19-23  (The Message Translation)

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