2020’s theme is: Postures of Christ
Imitating Christ’s Humility
2 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
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!
9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
The way we hold our bodies tells more about us than we often think about. When a person walks into a room you can tell if they are happy or sad. Without sharing a word a person tells the room if they have had a long day or if they are excited to be there.
Beyond that, by taking on a certain posture we affect how we think. Our ego takes a hit when we get on our knees. Our humility fades when we stand over someone.
Christ was God incarnate, in the flesh! He had a body and that body stood strong, fell to its knees, slept, and was nailed to a cross. Come with us to explore the words and postures of Jesus. Be ready, roll up your sleeves, let’s go!