The Painted Door Church - Chicago
A Strange King: Jesus our Servant King / Philipians 2:1-11
Dec 10, 2017
Life is hard. With the threat of nuclear war looming over our heads and
needing to wait till next year for the new season of Game of Thrones to
drop, who has time to add drama or tension into our lives? We live to
relax, to take it easy, to just chill, to hang out with friends over a cold
one and perhaps a cigar. We are already inundated with our social media
feeds over-informing us on all the goings-on around the world and in our
neighborhoods. It’s just overwhelming at times. In his prison letter to the
Philippian church, the Apostle Paul paints this picture of Jesus as one who
intentionally inserts himself into the tension and drama of people's lives.
Paul writes of a person who pours himself out for the sake of others, and
Paul encourages us to be of the same mindset. How can we do this? How can
we live that way as the collective church and also as individual members of
it? it won't be by winning.