Westshore Christian Church
Christ Our Focus
Passion wanes and vision fades. What we were once so zealous about can easily become overlooked if we stop being intentional. When we stop paddling, we are carried along by the current. So often we get sidetracked by the lesser things in life, and our lives get out of focus. The things that sidetrack us are often not bad in and of themselves; however, as they become the center focus of our lives, everything becomes blurry as we find ourselves fixated on the temporal. We miss the big picture and begin to drift. With Christ at the center, Paul longs to know Christ more and more and runs the race with endurance to grab hold of that for which Christ grabbed hold of Him. Let’s follow the lead of Paul and refocus on Christ and His cross this fall.
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  • Westshore Christian Church
    3062 120th Ave, Holland, MI 49424, USA
    dimanche 10:30 AM

Eritheia -- ambition / rivalry

• eritheía (from "work for hire")• properly, work done merely for hire (as a mercenary), referring therefore to carnal ambition (selfish rivalry).•Ancient Greek uses eritheía ("mercenary self-seeking") of acting for one's own gain, regardless of the discord (strife) it causes. • eritheía places self-interest ahead of what the Lord declares right, or what is good for others.

http://biblehub.com/greek/2052.htm

Tapeinophrosune -- Humility

• The quality of mindset of "having a humble opinion of oneself,• a deep sense of one's (moral) littleness – • In Scripture, humility is an inside-out virtue produced by comparing ourselves to the Lord (rather than to others). • For the believer, this means living in complete dependence on the Lord à with no reliance on self (the flesh).

http://biblehub.com/greek/5012.htm

Tapeinophrosune -- Humility

God reliant not self-reliant

http://biblehub.com/greek/5011.htm

Morphe -- Form/Nature/Essence

An outward expression that embodies essential (inner) substance so that the form is in complete harmony with the inner essence.

http://biblehub.com/greek/3444.htm
So What?

1. “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus” (Phil 2:5)

2. Be unified around Christ and His mission (Phil 2:2)

3. In humility, look to the interests of others before your own (Phil 2:4)
Now What?

• Get into The Word

• Meditate on Christ’s example in Phil 2:6-11

• Ask God, “What would you have me do in this situation to glorify You and serve others?”