February 05, 2006

Jackie Bolen - “The Emptied Christ”

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Jackie Bolen spoke on The Emptied Christ. As the early church sang in its hymn (Phi. 2:1-11), Jesus "emptied himself" of all divine rights and privileges. Are our lives ever emptied in the same way, including the death of our pride and selfish desires. Jesus became emptied of his self, his divinity, as an expression of God's love for humanity. This emptied Jesus loved humanity, died for humanity, but do we "die to ourselves" in the same way? One expression of our becoming emptied is that we have humility, not a false humility but one which enables us to see ourselves as others see us and to put others first. During discussion it was suggested that emptying of ourselves can involve letting go of our anger and despair so that we can turn our attention away from ourselves and towards other people. [JEK]


Passage: Phillippians 2:1-11
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Speaker: Jackie Bolen
Worship Leader: Don Teichroeb
Song Leader: Paul Thiessen
Pianist: Kathryn Schmidt
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