According to Philippians 2:6-8, Jesus willingly chose to empty himself, so that empty people might become full of him.
We are often far too quick to write-off someone who holds to traditional views as a fundamentalist or ultra-conservative. However have we considered that perhaps we are being influenced by the feminism and post-modernism of our culture more than we would like to admit?
True spiritual maturity is not a mere mystical experience, it is an objective reality that affects the whole person. And none of this takes place apart from the mind.
Our chief focus should be our own children. As parents we should earnestly desire that our children take up the mantle of ministry and go even further than we do.
The true Christian Faith is a historical faith. It all begins with actual events which God performed in human history. What we believe about these historical events is Christian Doctrine. And how we live in light of what we believe is Christian Character.
In order to truly love others, we will be required to provide them with correction at times. However, as we offer this correction, we must carefully consider our motives. Are we truly loving others, or are we merely loving ourselves?