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Server was down for almost a week, so no internet, no blogging. Thankfully, that has been remedied and so here I am again!

I just arrived from a speaking engagement at Open Door Christian Academy on the occasion of its 28th Commencement Exercises. The theme was “Crown Him King.” I used as my text Phil. 2:5-10

“5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, [1] 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, [2] being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,”

My talk went this way:

I. Christ’s Divinity – “He was in the form of God.” As God, Jesus Christ is Creator (see John 1:1-3). We should crown him with our gratitude.

II. Christ’s Humility – “He took the form of a servant.” Having humbled himself to die for our sins, Jesus Christ is Savior. We should crown him with the gospel, i.e., by proclaiming the good news.

III. Christ’s Sovereignty. “God has highly exalted him.” Having been given the name which is above all names, Jesus Christ is Lord. We should crown him with glory, i.e., in everything we do, we should glorify him.

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