Tuesday, August 20, 2013

great Jesus truth

I want to share with you one of my favorite pieces of the Bible.  In these eleven verses God unfolds for us how we are treat others and why.

Jesus is our example as well as our Savior.  He willingly gave His life for ours by serving others.  The people He served, including us, didn’t deserve what He gave and continues to give.  In turn we are to serve others.

Take some time today to read and digest these verses.  Maybe memorize verses 3 and 4.  Look at the progression of Jesus serving and how that changes everything.  Read on…

 Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? 2 Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. 3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. 4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. 5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. 6 Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. 7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being.
When he appeared in human form, 8 he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. 9 Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

I thank God for the gift of Jesus.  Jesus is our example and is our life.  More to come…

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happy birthday, Julie

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