Here's our set for this morning: "I Will Go" [Jon Neufeld, Tim Neufeld] "God is Alive" [Steve Fee, Eddie Kirkland] "Jesus Messiah" [Daniel Carson, Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, and Jesse Reeves] "Because of Your Love" [Phil Wickham] "Lamb of God" [original] Message - "It's Your Serve - Grab a Towel" [Dr. Jay Dennis] INV "I Want to Love You" [Todd Fields]
This morning was a good day of worship. Because Pastor Jay was dealing with the call on each one of us to serve, we focused on the cross of Christ as described in Philippians 2:5-11. Here, Paul tells of how we are to have the same attitude as Jesus,
"who, although he existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus 'Ever knee will bow,' of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
"Jesus Messiah" was a perfect fit for this passage of scripture, singing, "He became sin who knew no sin/ That we might become His righteousness/ He humbled Himself and carried the cross/ Love so amazing/ Love so amazing." There is no better example of service than Jesus Christ. He had everything to lose by serving (by the world's perspective), yet He put it all aside to save us and to glorify the Father. We have much less to give up in order to serve those around us, yet we can still glorify the Father in doing so. May we all take a long look at our lives, and see how we can lay our lives down for one another. I know I am.
I hope you had a great day of worship wherever you were.
In the Son,
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