1 Corinthians 9:19-23
19For though I was free from all men, I brought myself under bondage to all, that I might gain the more. 20And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, not being myself under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; 21to them that are without law, as without law, not being without law to God, but under law to Christ, that I might gain them that are without law. 22To the weak I became weak, that I might gain the weak: I am become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some. 23And I do all things for the gospel’s sake, that I may be a joint partaker thereof.
Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage
George Müller was firmly committed to sound doctrine and often spoke boldly against doctrinal error. However, when he was presented with an opportunity to speak in the German state church, with which he differed greatly, he took the opportunity "for truth's sake" and "for love's sake." He was ready to be made all things to all men that by all means he might save some.
For Hudson Taylor, identifying with the Chinese among who he worked, in all things not sinful: their culture, attire, architecture and so on, was following in the footsteps of Jesus who meekly left Heaven to be cradled in a manger so as to save humanity from sin and destruction.
While visiting an Australian prison, Uong Nguyen used his story and experience as a former prisoner to encourage the inmates there. Uong's joy was full when a prisoner named Rick accepted Jesus as his Savior.
While he didn't know it ahead of time, Martin Goldsmith greeted the Christians of Indonesia as though he was below all of them. By doing this, he powerfully countered the stereotype of a white colonialist, he was accepted immediately, and doors for ministry were opened for him.
The Holy Spirit worked through Richard Wurmbrand and his wife to translate the gospel into “Marxist language” for a Russian officer with a lady officer who visited their home. Over a meal, they discussed Christianity and provided answers to their questions. The captain and the lady officer were won to Christ that day.