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Primary Lessons 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Primary Lessons

Tuesday is the New Hampshire primary for candidates seeking to "run" for President. Paul offers some suggestions for the proper way to run, whether it's for President or for life.

At a Glance

This Tuesday, the race for the Oval office kicks off with the primary in New Hampshire. If you live in New Hampshire, you're well aware of this, but of course, the politicking has already been in progress for some time. The political "race" is not unlike in some respects the race of which the apostle Paul speaks. Since the N.H. primary is crowding the headlines on the news sites, this is where we start.

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For material based on the gospel text, see "A Conversion Conversation," February 15, 2009, at

A Word to the Church: A Series From the Middle Chapters of 1 Corinthians

Let's face it: The middle chapters of 1 Corinthians are not the easiest chapters for homiletical treatment. The apostle Paul takes time out to have "a word to the church," dealing with issues of marriage, sexual immorality, being single, eating and dietary matters, and disciplining the body and its cravings. From mid-January to mid-February, the Revised Common Lectionary...

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