Posts with the tag “humility”

Be Aware
by Kevin Baird on June 29th, 2022
This verse is a contrast. Paul invited the Philippians to mimic him and continue to look at the example of “those who walk according to the example you have in us.” He wanted them to faithfully pursue the way of Jesus, which is a way of service, humility, and even suffering for the truth of the gospel.  Read More
The Confession of Agur
by Jeremy McKeen on June 16th, 2022
Agur can easily get overlooked in the annuls of wisdom literature. If Solomon is front and center, Agur is behind the scenes. If Solomon is mentoring others from the corner office, Agur is doing his coaching from a corner in the office basement.  Read More
by Kevin Baird on May 23rd, 2022
It is easy for us to get caught up in the comparison trap. We all search for reasons why we are okay, reasons why we measure up to the often unseen standards of our culture. We may develop religious and moralistic positions that end up separating us from others.  Read More
The Wheelchair Principle
by Jeremy McKeen on May 20th, 2022
I once came across this story about a man who was in a wheelchair. When he was asked by someone how it felt to be confined to a wheelchair each day, the man replied, "I am not confined to this wheelchair—I am liberated by it. If it wasn't for this wheelchair I would be bed-bound and never able to leave my house."   Read More
Upside Down
by Kevin Baird on March 22nd, 2022
G. K. Chesterton wrote of Jesus’s birth, “There is in that alone the touch of a revolution, as of the world turned upside down.” But this was only the first step in the humbling, because what was to come was a humiliation. The one who is God from everlasting to everlasting, took the form of a human, submitting to the ultimate degradation and judgment reserved for a slave.  Read More
A Basic Idea Modeled Perfectly
by Kevin Baird on March 21st, 2022
What sets apart those of us who have been born a second time from the rest of the world? It is the presence of the Holy Spirit in our regenerated souls which makes it possible to think, live, do, and be like our savior Jesus.   Read More