As Paul evangelized sinners and edified saints by preaching Christ crucified, he considered himself God’s fellow worker. In this text, we see the way he went about this in practice. The main point here is that Christian ministers must be faithful to the NT pattern of ministry. This is not only true for Christian ministers, but true for believers who serve the body of Christ with their gifts, for each of us have a responsibility to be making disciples through the word of God. This passage contains several lessons about the work of the Lord.