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- Tips for teaching 1, 2 Corinthians in a Bible Study
- About 200 Discussion Questions for 1, 2 Corinthians
- Answers and insights for all Discussion Questions
- Atlas of 16 high-definition maps that track with the travels of Paul
Sample map in 1-2 Corinthians Leaders Guide & Atlas
Paul wrote, “I do everything I can to spread the Good News. It’s a message with lots of benefits, and I want people to get a chance to enjoy them. You do know, don’t you, that of all the people running a race in the stadium, only one wins? Run to win.
Athletes discipline themselves in many ways. They do it for a wreath that they’ll eventually have to throw away. But we run for a prize that will last forever.
I don’t run a halfhearted race. I don’t box like I’m throwing wild punches at the air. I’ve got my body under control. It’s the slave and I’m the master. After all the preaching I’ve done to cheer others on, I sure don’t want to find myself getting disqualified” (1 Corinthians 9:23-27).
Paul at the ancient athletic games
Paul’s racing analogy works well for a Corinthian audience because Corinth sponsored the Isthmian Games every other year. This was an old Olympics-style competition that featured many of the same athletes competing in the ancient Olympian games.
One Greek traveler named Pausanius (about AD 110-180) wrote that athletes competing in the ancient Olympics took an oath “that for 10 consecutive months they have strictly followed the regulations for training.”
A Christian writer, Tertullian (about AD 155-240) added that athletes “are kept from lavish living, from more tempting dishes, from more pleasurable drinks. They are urged on, they are subjected to torturous toils, they are worn out.”
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