May 20, 2011

Philippians 2: Call to Worship


Call to Worship

(from Philippians 2:5-11

 

We come together to celebrate Jesus Christ,

who, though He was in the form of God,

did not consider being equal with God something to exploit.

Instead, he emptied Himself completely,

not only taking on human form,

but the form of a slave.

He humbled himself,

becoming obedient to the point of death,

even a humiliating death by torture on a cross of wood. 

 

So God raised Him up with great honour,

and gave Him a name above all other names,

that at the name of Jesus

everyone—

in heaven and on earth and even under the earth

might bow down,

and every tongue confess

that Jesus Christ is Lord

to the glory of God the Father.

 

This is our God—

the God we have come to worship!