Dear HCC Family,
Our consumeristic culture is naturally about being served rather than serving. This is diametrically opposed to the kingdom of God culture that ask each citizen of God’s kingdom to be a servant rather than be served.
Philippians 2 demands that those who follow Jesus, serve like Jesus. Specifically, Paul exhorts the church to have the same attitude as Jesus had when he gave up all his rights, privileges and pleasures to become a slave for his beloveds sake.
Look at this amazing counter-cultural passage from Luke’s Gospel,
24 Then they began to argue among themselves about who would be the greatest among them. 25 Jesus told them, “In this world the kings and great men lord it over their people, yet they are called ‘friends of the people.’ 26 But among you it will be different. Those who are the greatest among you should take the lowest rank, and the leader should be like a servant. 27 Who is more important, the one who sits at the table or the one who serves? The one who sits at the table, of course. But not here! For I am among you as one who serves. (Luke 22)
Goodness, how different is the kingdom of God from the kingdom of the world. As the church, we are called to embody the servanthood disposition of Jesus. This Sunday we will look at the Servant/King Jesus, and our imitation of him.
Calling all men to prayer! I’m inviting all the men of the church to show up this Sunday between 9am-10am in The Transformation Room to pray for God’s anointing on the worship service. Pray that God will make the presence of the Holy Spirit palpable through the singing, giving, listening and responding.
The Transformation Room is in the Ministry Center. Signs will be posted. Drop in any time for as long as you can and pray. This is a time of un-directed prayer. So, drop in anytime during the hour and just pray however much and long you want.
Finally, I’m calling all the church to prayer. October 14 is our monthly prayer service called Selah. It happens in the sanctuary from 6pm-7:15pm. There is time for praising and praying. It’s a unique and unifying time to gather as the good and beautiful community of God.