The Mind of Christ

First Sunday of Christmastide
“The Mind of Christ”
Philippians 2:5-11
Rev. Benjamin Wines

We look forward to seeing you in Worship this Sunday, the First Sunday of Christmastide! We will be reading from Philippians 2:5-11. Pastor Ben’s message is titled, “The Mind of Christ”.

“From Heaven Above to Earth I Come” (Celebrating Grace, #128)
Leader: From heaven above to earth I come
People: To bring good news to every home;
Leader: Glad tidings of great joy I bring,
People: Of which I now will say and sing.
Leader: “To you this night is born a Child of Mary,
People: Chosen mother mild;
Leader: This little Child of lowly birth
People: Shall be the joy of all the earth.”
Leader: Ah, dearest Jesus, holy Child,
People: Make now a bed, soft, undefiled
Leader: Within my heart, a quiet place,
People: A holy chamber for Your grace.
Leader: All glory be to God in heaven,
People: Who unto us His Son has given.
Leader: While angels sing with tender mirth,
People: A glad new year to all the earth.

Questions for Further Reflection:
Some scholars think Paul is quoting an ancient Christian hymn here.
What things did the hymn writer want folks to know about Jesus?
If you were to write a hymn about Jesus, what would you want to sing about?