Category Archives: Called to Serve

Other people’s things

Re:Verse reading–Philippians 2:1-11 (day seven) “Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.”–v 4. When Paul thought about unity,he realized pride is always the problem. When he thought about pride, he realized … Continue reading

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Active Humility

Re:Verse reading–Philippians 2:1-11 (day six) “…he did not count equality with God and thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. -Paul, Philippians 2:7 Jesus emptied himself. There is … Continue reading

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Obedience

Re:Verse reading–Philippians 2:1-11 (day five) V. 8 He humbled Himself by becoming obedient All of Jesus’ choices, decisions, and priorities were grounded in obedience. Jesus would say His greatest desire is, “to do the will of Him who sent me”. (John … Continue reading

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Blessed are the Meek

Re:Verse reading–Philippians 2:1-11 (day four) “Jesus humbled himself by becoming obedient…”  He did not give up His power or His authority.  He submitted it all to the authority of God.  Jesus was willing to suffer and even die to fulfill … Continue reading

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Honesty

Re:Verse reading–Philippians 2:1-11 (day three) “In humility consider others better than yourselves.”  Well, that’s not going to happen.  Honestly.  It should happen.  But for many of us—probably for most of us—that is just not something we will do.  Think about … Continue reading

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Unity

Re:Verse reading–Philippians 2:1-11 (day two) Make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Vs. 2 It is one of the questions that comes up frequently to the leadership … Continue reading

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Civic-minded

Re:Verse reading–Philippians 2:1-11 (day one) “Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.”–v 4. It is the opposite of Charlottesville.  The opposite of the new, nasty norm in contemporary American politics. … Continue reading

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Am I willing?

Re:Verse reading–James 2:14-26 (day seven) “But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless?”–v 20 Hard question.  Important.  Requires some soul-searching.  Am I willing to learn/know God’s truth?  Willing to change the way I see … Continue reading

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All Talk and No Action

Re:Verse reading–James 2:14-26 (day six) “Faith working through love.” (Galatians 5:6) That is how Paul describes a faith that works, much like his pastor friend James does in James 2. They were very much on the same page; both tackling … Continue reading

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Faith Without Works

Re:Verse reading–James 2:14-26 (day four) Can we claim a valid, saving faith if it does not result in works of mercy and ministry?  James says “no.”  James would not disagree with Paul or Jesus that we are saved by grace … Continue reading

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