The Example of Christ  
Philippians 2:5-11                        

The implication of all this is not only that Jesus Christ is exalted, but that when we are obedient to Christ and follow His example through humility and obedience we share in that glory. 

Those who truly put their faith in Christ and trust in Christ and live the Christian life will share a glory in heaven with Jesus Christ. 

It is wonderful news and needs to be spread all over the world that Jesus Christ died and we can share in His exaltation. There is more to a Christian life than worship here on earth. We have a glorious future in Jesus Christ. 

Jesus died because He wants us to experience new life. We must follow His example of humility. We must come to Him and admit we are not good enough. We will never reach God standards, but allow Christ’s death on the cross to count for our lives. 

What keeps people from Christ? Why are there so many without an interest in Jesus? It is because of foolish pride. They think they do not need Jesus, that they are good enough; God will take care of them. 

But that could not be farther from the truth. The Bible makes it clear that no one is good enough to receive eternal life unless they come through Jesus Christ. Each one needs to humble themselves and place their faith in Jesus Christ. 

Humility also glorifies God. It not only gives us opportunity to build up others, but also others to help build us up too. And humility allows us to accept sinners and lead them to Christ. 

Finally, a concern for people mirrors God’s concerns and thus glorifies Him. This concern leads us to help to build up the believers, not out of criticism, but a genuine desire to help them. 

And a genuine love and concern for people will attract unbelievers who are searching for acceptance. Therefore, humility in the Church is not just desirable, but absolutely essential if the Church is to fulfill its purposes. 

It’s no wonder it was the theme of Jesus' prayer to the Father, John 17:21 "My prayer for all of them is that they will be one, just as you and I are one, Father--that just as you are in me and I am in you, so they will be in us, and the world will believe you sent me."

Don’t ignore the things that are most important, the eternal things, especially during this coming Holy Week. AMEN  

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