As we continue our “Dust – the art of follower-ship” sermon series, we are looking at 1 Corinthians 9: 24-27 this week. This passage talks about the need for training to win the prize.
As you read this passage, you might like to consider the following questions:
- When have you trained consistently for something that you wanted to achieve or develop in? What motivated you? What helped in those moments when you didn’t want to train?
- What is the place of training in the Christian life?
1 Corinthians 9: 24-27
24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last for ever. 26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.