Families/Individuals with No Young Children

Families/Individuals with no young children, please follow this devotional by Pastor Russ Fairbanks:


Philippians 2:5-30


There is so much to unpack from this length of Scripture, but the central verses of this chapter (and the whole book of Philippians) are found in verses 5-11.  This section (5-11) is actually a hymn of confession that was well known in the early Christian church. Paul is drawing and inviting each of his listeners to take on the humility of Jesus. If anyone was the most deserving of honor and being served, then it was none other than Jesus. He is eternally God. Everything could have been laid at his feet and earthly life could have been free and light for Jesus.  Instead, Jesus took on a life of suffering out of love and service to humankind, and out of obedience to God the Father. So, we are invited to take the same attitude and the same mind as Jesus Christ. Though we could lay claim to be served, we follow Jesus all the way to the cross and live our lives as a reflection of the same humility and obedience that led to Jesus' death. The end of the confession reminds us that humility and obedience to God leads to victory! Every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord! So don't worry about what you will lose in life for following. Don't worry about what people say. Don't be grasping for the high and lofty lots in life. Give yourself to the one who will remember you in Heaven. He will reward you and he will give you the victory.


Where are the areas of your life that God needs to work on you regarding humility?


How would it change your perspective and your life if you begin to view everything you believe you are entitled to in the light of the cross? 


Pray for your family and invite each person to put on the mind of Christ.