This week we listen to the Christ Hymn and try to live into the pattern of Jesus’ life it sets out. We hope to have this song echo in our lives and shape us more into the shape of the Cross.
We keep it simple and look at three ways to respond to this remarkable reading, a hymn of the ancient church, today: We are to contemplate what Christ has done, become a people who witness what Christ has done, and learn to live what Christ has done.
We find that Jesus has humbled himself, given it all up to die and show us the way to resurrection. What does it mean for us to fall into the rhythm of God in this world? We talk about how we often try to make temporal things eternal, and our calling is to allow them…
Paul tells us that despite being the epitome of an honorable person, a good Jew, he “counts it all as loss” because of Christ. What does it mean to count it all as loss? We find that only in giving up our accomplishments do they have any value at all.
Paul calls upon the Philippian church to imitate him, to live like he lives. We look at what it means to live as disciples who mimic, not students who fill our head with information.