Pastor’s Garage August 5th, 2021

Hi Everyone!

In case you have not heard or have been ignoring my emails… we are going
camping this weekend! If you need more info check out the facebook page or
older emails. I am excited and looking forward to it! In fact I am heading
out there later today to set up a few things. Camping starts tomorrow
evening and runs till Sunday afternoon.

We will be holding our Sunday service out at camp, followed by our church
picnic, so that means there is NO SUNDAY SERVICE in Grenfell. So at the
very least come and join us for Sunday service and the picnic. If you need
help with anything, let us know.

I read Philippians 2 this morning. I’ve had the following verses rolling in
my head and heart all morning:

*5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ
Jesus:6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with
God something to be used to his own advantage;7 rather, he made himself
nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human
likeness.8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!*

Wow! Be like Christ in your relationships with one another – servanthood,
humility and sacrifice being the key points.

Which of those three traits jump out to you? Which one does God seem to be
putting his finger on as you think about them? For me it’s humility. I know
I struggle with that one, I hope not externally too much, but internally I
struggle. Am I humble or do I think that even though I know I don’t have it
all together, I am better than most if not all? What’s weird is that* I
know *I am not all that, but I somehow deceive myself that I am! Anyway,
enough of my madness. But I know I need to grow in humility – in not
thinking too highly of myself.

Anyway, how do you need to grow to be more Christlike in your
relationships? What do you need to lay down? What is God calling you to
sacrifice or give up so that you might be more free to serve others?

God bless and I really hope to see you this weekend!

Pastor Dave