Look not to your own interests? — This Week at ELC

Phil 2

If we are to be followers of Jesus, we need to consider our motives each day.   Jesus showed God’s depth of love for in putting you and I before even himself, and Paul challenges us to conform our daily lives to that same purpose.

Worship this week:  Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel

Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship

9:30 a.m. – Special Meeting of the congregation/ Sunday School

10:30 a.m. – Contemporary Worship

The Christ Hymn, Philippians 2:1-13 – May 13, 2018

SHARE:   What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?

READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding

Sunday, Philippians 2:1-13, The Christ Hymn

Monday, Acts 1:1-5, The Promise of the Holy Spirit

Tuesday, Acts 1:6-11, The Ascension of Jesus

Wednesday, Acts 1:12-26, Matthias Chosen to Replace Judas

Thursday, Acts 2:37-42, The First Converts

Friday, Acts 2:43-47, Life Among the Believers

Saturday, Acts 3:1-10, Peter Heals a Crippled Beggar

TALK:  Consider some of these ideas:

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, 6who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, 7but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. (Philippians 2:5-7)

With a memorable and well-crafted hymn, Paul exhorts the Philippians to live a life of humility. If even God doesn’t lord it over others, then neither should we.

  • What does humility look like to you? How are you humble? In what ways are you not humble?
  • Wonder: Why would the God who created everything, become human, humble, and empty?

PRAY: Loving God, you are both humble and highly exalted. Hold before us your ultimate example of servitude and sacrifice, setting the standard for love that knows no boundaries, for the sake of Jesus, Amen.

BLESS:  May God accept your humility with grace. Amen.

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