Is your church too American or simply too worldly to embrace humility…

Can a true biblical church survive that reflects more of American culture than it does true selfless dependence and humility?

Paul to the Philippian church, “…complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,” (Phil 2:1-5)

Is my American (or simply worldly, selfish) pride and individualism impeding my pursuit of Jesus Christ and His kingdom?  Is this amplified in the corporate life of the churches?

Does the American church draw near in ‘full accord’ and do we share the quality and response of having this ‘one/same mind’ mindset ‘among’ ourselves?  Are we too proud, too independent, too attached to the pursuit of a vapor?  Vanity of vanities! All is vanity.

LORD, help your sheep… make our joy complete in You; we hope in You.

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2 Responses to Is your church too American or simply too worldly to embrace humility…

  1. Amen to that. Sometimes I think we’re too patriotic for our own good. I love being an American, but I don’t want to be an American Christian. That make any sense?

    • TimWitten says:

      It does to me, well said. There is much to be grateful for as a patriotic American, which I am. But the elitist or arrogant tone that often enters in to our world view is something to keep in check. And then too, your point Blaine, there is no such thing as an ‘American christian’.

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