A Strange King: Jesus our Servant King / Philipians 2:1-11
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.