A distinguishing feature of Christianity is our acknowledgement of Jesus as fully human and fully divine. In the sermon this week, we will explore what it means to us that the CCO of Earth (that’s Chief Creation Officer) came down in a People Suit to live among us. Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!
In Christ’s Love,
Please remember that on Sunday, August 26th there is ONE service at 10:00am after which we will have our church picnic on campus. The church is providing the food…there will be a bounce house & games for the entire family. August 26th will also be the day that students share about their experience from our recent mission trip to Mexico where two houses were built!
This week's worship information:
Sunday's Message: God Undercover
Scripture [first text is the focus of the sermon.]:
Philippians 2: 1-8; John 1:9-10
Questions for reflection:
- Where are you aware of God’s presence in your interactions with those in your life?
- When have you seen God’s hand in your life in retrospect, although you were not aware of it at the time of the event, decision, or circumstance?
- What do you think was gained by God coming down to live with us as Jesus? Why do you think Jesus urged people not to tell who he was at the beginning of his ministry?
If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy,
2 make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves.
4 Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.
5 Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,
6 who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
as something to be exploited,
7 but emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
8 he humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death—
even death on a cross.
The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him.
Who has believed what we have heard?
And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
2 For he grew up before him like a young plant,
and like a root out of dry ground;
he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
3 He was despised and rejected by others;
a man of suffering and acquainted with infirmity;
and as one from whom others hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him of no account.