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Scriptures to be read before the sermon on Sunday, July 2:

Monday: Philippians 3:1-7

Tuesday: Philippians 3:8-11

Wednesday: Philippians 3:12-14

Thursday: Philippians 3:1-7

Friday: Philippians 3:8-11

Saturday: Philippians 3:12-14


“Mindset Of Jesus”

The Apostle Paul wrote in Philippians 2:3-8 that Christians should do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility value others above yourselves. We are not to look only to our own interests but also to the interests of others. Our relationships are to be characterized by the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

Who, being in the very nature God,

did not consider equality with God

something to be used for his own advantage.

Rather, he made himself nothing,

by taking the very nature of a servant,

being made in human likeness.

And being found in appearance as a man,

He humbled himself by becoming obedient to death – even death on a cross!

It will be hard to put Paul’s words into practice if they were meant for somebody else:

There is a person named Somebody Else.

There is nothing Somebody Else cannot do.

Busy from morning until late at night

Just substituting for you.

You are asked to consider this or that

And what are you tempted to reply?

Get Somebody Else to respond

Somebody Else will do much better than I.

But before you defer to Somebody Else

Just consider this reminder from Philippians 2

Somebody Else could apply those words

But they are meant for you too.

John Harp

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