May 20, 2023
THIS WEEKEND'S MESSAGE: MAKING RELATIONSHIPS WORK
THIS WEEKEND'S SCRIPTURE: PHILIPPIANS 2:1-11
The Christ Hymn has been referred to as something all of us should aspire to as people who follow Jesus - and rightly so. But when you look a little closer at it, Paul is saying the attitudes depicted in the hymn are the attitudes that are to govern “RELATIONSHIPS:” “In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus...” he says in verse 5. Of course Paul is writing to the CHURCH at Philippi, so he is talking about the relationships among the church members - plenty of bridges can be built between First Church Philippi and First Church Butler - :wink:. But I think Paul would widen that application to all relationships if he were asked: “your relationships with one another” could easily apply to any relationship we find ourselves in. The more places our living mirrors that of Christ, the more present and visible his kingdom will be on earth as it is in heaven.
OUR BANDING TOGETHER JOURNAL* SCRIPTURE FOR THE WEEK AHEAD IS...
MONDAY, May 22, Col. 2; Ps. 89:36-52
* If you would like your own Banding Together Journal, stop by the welcome center/hub or the church office during business hours.
BANDING TOGETHER READING FOR THE SUMMER
The Banding Together Journal journey began on the first day of the year with Luke 1 and brought us through the end of May to 1 Timothy. We move to the Old Testament Option 2, page 14 of the journal, for the summer months. We will begin June with the book of Joshua.