“Everyone looks out for their own interests.” Those words could be the motto for our city. And yet it was as true in Paul’s day as it is in ours. After all, he’s the one who said it ( see Philippians 2.21).
In the midst of our self-seeking world, Christ calls us to be servants. What does that look like? Where does such sacrifice come from? Consider the examples of Timothy and Epaphroditus—and how they point to a greater Servant still.
Text: Philippians 2.19–30
- source of service: a Jesus-centered love for people
- definition of service: doing something for someone else that no one else is doing
- mindset of a servant: four marks