• The Lord takes us BEYOND love your neighbor as yourself - He goes to “Love each other even as I have loved you” John 13:34
  • Christus Exemplar - We are to mirror Him in this attitude - this understanding - this way of thinking
    • I want to love what you love - “I don’t want any thought in my head that wasn’t in His(God’s) first” Bill Johnson
  • Jesus deserves all honor - glory - obedience - worship - those are HIS by right - that was never important to Him
  • He did not consider the throne an end in itself
  • His POWER was a means to an end - Saving you.
  • He emptied Himself - of position - privilege - platform - rights - fame - honor
  • He became a servant
  • He became soil - humans from the humus
  • The sovereign - FREE one - be came obediant - even to death on the Cross
  • What right did the Romans have to prosecute God?
  • What right did the Jews have to bring accusation against God?
  • Still he became obedient
  • Even to the point of the most horrible death imaginable
  • Resist the urge to return to a success worshipping narrative
  • Servanthood became exalted
  • God’s way of love - the emptying of oneself - becomes the definition of rulership
  • The LACK of brute force - defeats the might makes right believers
  • Giving beats receiving
  • Mercy triumphs over judgement - James 2:13
  • Forgiving wins over accusation
  • Releasing crushes retribution
  • Reconciliation 

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