Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the human likeness. (Philippians 2:5-7)
Yesterday as we continued our series, “Partners in the Gospel,” Katherine Sikma helped us explore one of the most significant texts in all of Scripture, Philippians 2:1-10. These words remind us that power, position and privilege are not things to be leveraged for one’s own sake, but rather the attitude of Christ reveals a willingness to disadvantage oneself for the sake of others.
As well, during worship we took time to lament together. How does one respond to events that are as tragic and disturbing as what we have witnessed in our country the past few days, weeks, and months? In the words of Ann Weems, “our only hope is to march ourselves to the throne of God and in loud lament cry out the pain that lives in our souls.” Using this liturgy from the Transforming Center, we opened our hearts to the One hears and knows our deepest pain, sorrow and disappointment.
How did your community of faith bring the events of this past week into the context of worship?
Here is our complete worship flow:
- Rock of Ages (Paul Baloche)
- Cornerstone (Hillsong)
- Lamenting Together (adapted from the Transforming Center)
- My Victory (David Crowder)
- Announcements and Offering
- Message (The Attitude of Christ)
- Jesus, Son of God (Chris Tomlin)