Yesterday as we continued 0ur series “Partners in the Gospel,” we explored Paul’s commendation of two of his teammates: Timothy and Epaphroditus. Timothy models the Gospel by caring for the needs of others; Epaphroditus models the Gospel by taking on suffering for the sake of Christ.
Our primary citizenship is in God’s kingdom (not a outpost of the Roman Empire). Yes, we are planted in particular places – neighborhoods, cities, and nations – but citizenship in the Kingdom of God demands that we never carry a “Me-1st” or even an “Us-1st” attitude, mentality and posture toward others. This is diametrically opposed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This week, what would it look like follow the example of Timothy and Epaphroditus, by choosing the path of humility and genuine concern and looking to the interests of others?
Here is our complete worship flow:
- All Creatures of Our God and King (Crowder)
- Open Up the Heavens (Meredith Andrews)
- A Reading from Psalm 118
- Salvation Is Here (Hillsongs)
- Always (Kristen Stanfill)
- A Time of Prayer for Our World
- Announcements and Offering
- Message (Teammates)