Friday, May 30, 2014

the right view

This has been a great week full of blessings as well as exhausting.  I simply bring you to one of my favorite passages from a little different perspective for us to think about. 

This Sunday we will celebrate baptism at The Community Fellowship, and it will be our second week of the series called CHANGE.  This is one of those series where I get to talk about the brightest and most glaring aspect of a church where God is working.  That is the fact that God still changes lives.

He is changing people from being self-centered to God centered.  He is changing me from being set on my way to set on going His way.  He is changing the way I use my time, view my resources and the way I even love Him and love others.  God continues to change us.

This could not be most vividly portrayed than in the difference that the Men on a Mission team has made at our new campus this week.  On Monday morning the space was empty, but as the week comes to an end our new space has been framed completely.  It really is amazing because God is able.  I am grateful for all this team and our God has done.

I close with these verses that remind me of His greatness and my need for Him, for God:

Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. He had equal status with God but didn’t think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that—a crucifixion. Because of that obedience, God lifted him high and honored him far beyond anyone or anything, ever, so that all created beings in heaven and on earth—even those long ago dead and buried—will bow in worship before this Jesus Christ, and call out in praise that he is the Master of all, to the glorious honor of God the Father.

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