Monday, April 29, 2013

Poured Out Therefore, if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort in love, any sharing in the Spirit, any sympathy, complete my joy by thinking the same way, having the same love, being united, and agreeing with each other. Don’t do anything for selfish purposes, but with humility think of others as better than yourselves. Instead of each person watching out for their own good, watch out for what is better for others.   Philippians 2:1-4
This week we are going to look at what it means to live in the imitation of Christ. Philippians 2 is referred to as the kenotic hymn; kenosis in the Greek means "poured out." It is this continually emptying ourselves that enables us to be filled anew.

Can we live as suggested, everyone watching out for what is better for others? It is difficult, it is our inclination to wait to see if they will first look out after us. Only by breaking the cycle do we begin to see change in the world around us--maybe not immediately, but with continual pouring ourselves out for others we may see change in others, but we will definitely see a change in how we view the world around us.

Let us watch over one another with love.

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