PASTOR GLEN'S BLOG
April 10, 2019
Jesus gives us the supreme example of humility! The Apostle Paul exhorts the Philippians (and us) to be . . . of the same mind; have the same love; be in full accord and of one mind; do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit; in humility count others more significant than yourselves; and look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others (Philippians 2:2-4).
Paul commends to the Philippians the example of Jesus himself. Though Jesus, in a pre-existent place, was in the form of God, he emptied himself by taking on human nature. He endured a humble birth . . . life in a family . . . working as a tradesman. He was hungry, weary, and thirsty. He was misunderstood and rejected, even when he had power to call down angels. Jesus could have said he would remain where he was, but he loved us and the Father enough to lose his status and enter our world.
As we read in Philippians 2:8, Jesus became “obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” Friends, Jesus shows us the way to experience unity – it is through humility and submission.
May we use the resources at our disposal not to build up ourselves, but to serve others. Don’t let our attention be upon ourselves, but on others. Jesus could have come to be served, but instead he came to serve (Mark 10:45). Because of his obedience, he has been exalted to the highest place. He now has the name above all names. One day everyone will really see Jesus. One day every little struggle, every personal conflict, will pale in the exaltation of the Lord. Our world is so focused on power and position. We affirm the strong and the mighty; the beautiful and the best. May we choose instead to follow Jesus’s example of humility, submission, and servanthood!
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THIS SUNDAY- This Sunday, Pastor Glen’s message will be, “The Power of Asking,” based upon Matthew 7:7-11. Please read the text prior to the service. Nursery care and elementary classes are provided in our regular rooms on the Chapel floor during the worship service this Sunday.
Adult Sunday School class - Join us, in our study of the letters to the Corinthians, in the Chapel on the Sunday School floor, immediately following the service. We are now studying I Corinthians 12-14 for an in depth study of the gifts of the Holy Spirit as they relate to God’s people individually and the church today. Come join the discussion.
Holy Week - We are invited once again to join Shiloh Baptist Church, Union Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, and Living Word Worship Center in Holy Week services:
Tuesday, April 16th - Shiloh Baptist Church, hosting; Pastor Glen preaching
Wednesday, April 17th - Union Baptist Church, hosting, Pastor Mark McCoy preaching
Thursday, April 18th - Pleasant View United Methodist Church, hosting, Pastor Warne Dawkins preaching
Friday, April 19th - Living Word Worship Center, hosting, Pastor Otis Spellman preaching
Sunday Sunrise Service - Hope Community Church hosting at Shiloh Baptist Church, Pastor Eric Strother preaching
Weekday services will begin with a Prayer & Praise Service at 7:00 p.m. and the Worship Service will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 6:00 a.m. An offering will be collected at each of the services. Also, anyone interested in participating in the “Community Choir” may attend rehearsals April 4th and 11th at 7:15 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church and on Saturday, April 13th at Noon also at Shiloh Baptist Church. Please pray that God will be preparing our hearts for these uplifting services.
Easter Party & Egg Hunt - Saturday, April 20th at 10am at the Roberts’ home: 16 Crystal Springs Lane, Fishersville. Invite friends and family and come out for a pizza lunch with games, music, treats and hundreds of eggs to find! If you are willing to donate items for the goody bags, please give those to Gail Fisher at church. Don’t forget to RSVP so that we can plan for the right amount of food, etc: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re Hiring - Hope Community Church is seeking to fill 2 part-time, paid positions:Youth Ministries Intern and Church Administrator/Assistant Pastor. Those interested should contact the church at email@example.com for more information or to submit a resume.
Seeking Caregiver Position - Carolyn Taylor would like to work part-time for disabled adult(s) in the Waynesboro area. Her phone number is: (540) 943-0971.