"Transforming Lives Through The Love of Christ"

Engage the Word – February 7, 2015

1. Before you read, quiet your heart for one minute of silence

2. Read the following Scripture:

1 Samuel 2:6-10 

6 “The Lord brings death and makes alive;
he brings down to the grave and raises up.
7 The Lord sends poverty and wealth;
he humbles and he exalts.
8 He raises  the poor  from the dust
and lifts the needy  from the ash heap;
he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor.

“For the foundations  of the earth are the Lord’s; on them he has set the world.
9 He will guard the feet  of his faithful servants,  but the wicked will be silenced in the place of darkness. “It is not by strength  that one prevails;

10 those who oppose the Lord will be broken.The Most High will thunder  from heaven; the Lord will judge the ends of the earth.

 3.  Pause for another minute and let God speak to you in your silence
 
 What is He saying to you?
4.  Read the following Scripture:

 

Philippians 2:5 – 11

5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

6 Who, being in very nature[a] God,
did not consider equality with God  something to be used to his own advantage;
7 rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature[b] of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death-even death on a cross!

9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,to the glory of God the Father.

5.  Pause for one more minute and reflect upon what God is speaking to your heart in this moment. How does this relate to my life? What does God want me to do with this today?
6.  The Gloria
“Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be.  World without end.
Amen.”