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Friday - Scripture Lesson

Examine Yourself as You Run the Race for Lord as the Apostle Paul

Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

1 Corinthians 9:19–27

19 For (ver. 1; [ch. 10:29]) though I am free from all, [Gal. 5:13I have made myself a servant to all, that I might (Matt. 18:15; 1 Pet. 3:1win more of them. 20 (Acts 16:3; 21:23–26To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. 21 To (Rom. 2:12, 14those outside the law I became [Gal. 2:3; 3:2as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but (See ch. 7:22under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. 22 (2 Cor. 11:29) To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. (ch. 10:33) I have become all things to all people, that (ch. 7:16; Rom. 11:14by all means I might save some. 23 I do it all for the sake of the gospel[ch. 10:24that I may share with them in its blessings
24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives (Phil. 3:14; Col. 2:18the prize? So (Gal. 2:2; 5:7; Phil. 2:16; Heb. 12:1; [2 Tim. 4:7]) run that you may obtain it. 25 Every (1 Tim. 6:12; 2 Tim. 2:5; 4:7; [Jude 3]) athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we (See James 1:12an imperishable. 26 So I do not run aimlessly; I [Heb. 12:4do not box as one [ch. 14:9]) beating the air. 27 But I discipline my body and [Rom. 6:19keep it under control Greek I pummel my body and make it a slave lest after preaching to others [Song 1:6I myself should be [Jer. 6:30; Rom. 1:28; Heb. 6:8disqualified. 

 The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016. Print.

Friday - Insight - ODB


In today’s text, Paul illustrates his point with references to running. The Corinthians were very familiar with these word pictures because Corinth was home to the Isthmian games—a competition second only to the ancient Olympics. As Jesus illustrated His teaching with ideas familiar to His Jewish audience (farming, fishing, etc.), Paul utilized ideas familiar to his readers/hearers as well. To the sports-conscious people of Corinth, he talked about athletics. To the intellectuals of Athens, Paul quoted Greek poets (Acts 17:28). This is a reminder that teaching isn’t simply about dispensing information; it’s also about encouraging understanding by making the ideas relevant to one’s audience.

Friday - Excerpt - ODB

With our hearts and minds trained on the goal of inviting others to run the race alongside us, we are also assured of the ultimate prizeeternal fellowship with God. The victor’s crown God bestows will last forever; we win it by running our lives with the aim of making Him known while relying on His strength to do so. What a reason to run!

Friday - Reflect & Pray - ODB

Reflect & Pray

What is your “aim” in life? How is it similar to or different than Paul’s?
Jesus, help me stay focused on the reason I run: to share about You with those around me.

Friday - Daily Devotions - Logos

Friday, November 15, 2019, | Ordinary Time
Friday of the Thirty-Second Week in Ordinary Time
Year 1 | Roman Missal | Lectionary

On the same date: Saint Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
First Reading Wisdom of Solomon 13:1–9
Response Psalm 19:2a
Psalm Psalm 19:2–5b
Gospel Acclamation Luke 21:28
Gospel Luke 17:26–37

 Catholic Daily Readings. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2009. Print.

Friday, November 15, 2019, | After Pentecost
Proper 27, Friday
Year 1

Psalms (Morning) Psalm 88
Psalms (Evening) Psalm 91, 92
Old Testament 1 Maccabees 1:41–63
New Testament Revelation 19:11–16
Gospel Matthew 16:13–20

 The Episcopal Church. Book of Common Prayer Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2010. Print.

Friday, November 15, 2019, | After Pentecost
Friday before Proper 28
Year C

Psalm, First Reading & Second Reading, Option I
Psalm Psalm 98
First Reading 2 Samuel 21:1–14 (Complementary)
Second Reading 2 Thessalonians 1:3–12
Psalm, First Reading & Second Reading, Option II
Psalm Isaiah 12
First Reading Isaiah 59:1–15a (Semicontinuous)
Second Reading 2 Thessalonians 1:3–12

 Consultation on Common Texts. Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2011. Print.

Friday, November 15, 2019, | Trinity Season
Third Friday before Advent
Morning Prayer

On the same date: Third Friday before Advent, Evening Prayer
Psalm Psalm 88
First Reading Malachi 3:1–15
Second Reading 1 Peter 2:18

 Episcopal Church. Book of Common Prayer (1928) Daily Office Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2016. Print.