Title: Giving up your rights to humbly serve others Text: Philippians 2:1-11 Philippians Philippians2:5 2:5 (NIV84) (NIV84) 5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus By: Pastor Micah Adamson January 29, 2016
Introduction 2016 has been a year of transition. In April of 2016 I Finished my B.A. in Ministry with a Pastoral Emphasis by Distance Education from Prairie Bible Institute in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada after 10 years in the program. Was ordained, called, and installed as the Senior Pastor at NHCC, in Kent, WA after being the part time Associate Pastor for 7 years. Am still working part time for Sonata Software at Microsoft where I was full time for 6 years. Began preaching 4 weeks in a row with Pastor Dan giving me two weeks off of extra prep time. Why we do what we do at NHCC
You may have noticed this in Sermons: How to find a church, Back to the beginning: Genesis, Ten Commandments, Lords Prayer, Apostles Creed, 1-2 Peter Adult Sunday School Class Topics: Fall: Back to the beginning: Early church history Who is Jesus? (Nicene Creed) Why we do what we do at NHCC
Summer: Missionaries NHCC supports Michael & Marie Currier Bible Translation, USA Titus & Stephanie Folden At Risk Children, Ecuador James & Janelle Junior College Ministry, Bellingham, WA Rob & Martine Karch Evangelizing the French speaking world Dick & Judy Rothlisberger Prison ministry, Kent, WA Tim & Muriel Teusink Medical ministry, France (*only missionaries not to visit NHCC this year) MTW Summer Mission Trip, Colville, WA Other: Gideons (Bible distribution), Operation Christmas Child & OM:
Amelia Erwin (international aid and evangelism), Vine Maple Place & UGM/Kent Hope (local). Why we do what we do at NHCC Winter: Membership Class Topics
History of NHCC How to prepare a testimony Statement of faith: What we believe is worth fighting for = Level 1 How we govern ourselves as a local body = Level 2 The things we choose not to fight over = Level 3 Rights and Responsibilities of a church member Sunday Service involvement = Preview - Sermon - Review Sunday School involvement (and opportunities to teach kids) Small Group involvement = Home Fellowship Groups
Other ministries = Worship Team, Mens/Womens Ministry, Prayer Chain Personal Bible study = Bible Reading and Bible Memory Plans Personal Evangelism World Missions Website How we should do everything we do at NHCC: With same attitude as Jesus Christ Philippians 2:1-5 (NIV84) 1 If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being
one in spirit and purpose. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus Jesus Fourfold Revolution Philippians 2:5-11 (NIV84) 5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, 7 but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place 9 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 confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Jesus is LORD before He is our example If you dont trust in Jesus to save you from sin by His sinless life, sacrificial death, and saving resurrection, then trying to copy Jesus will NOT do you any eternal
good. Think of how humble Jesus was. Jesus had the right to not be bothered by anything that bothers us as humans. Jesus had the right to perfect comfort and peace in heaven, with everyone obeying Him. Without ceasing to be God, Jesus gave up the rights to all this to become a man. But, Jesus gave up even more to die for us! He gave up the right not to be associated with sin, not to be talked bad about, be hurt or killed. Jesus voluntarily accepted a death He didnt deserve to give us eternal life we dont deserve. Gratitude: Grace vs. Karma
Karma = Justice = getting what you deserve for whatever good or bad that you do. Injustice = getting bad things that you dont deserve or seeing good things go to bad people. Grace = getting good things we dont deserve. Mercy = not getting the bad things we deserve for what weve done. Paul is using a how much more argument based on the grace weve received from Jesus. If Jesus, who deserved everyone to treat Him well, was willing to humbly serve us Then how much more should we, who deserve punishment, be willing to humbly serve others in response to what weve received from Jesus. Application
Questions for reflection: Do we realize how much we have been given by Jesus? Do we realize what Jesus has spared us from? Are we grateful for what Jesus has given us? Are we grateful for what Jesus has spared us from? Do we see how much Jesus deserved and yet didnt demand? Does Jesus attitude of being willing to give up what He rightfully deserved describe us? Examples of humbly serving each other in the life of NHCC by giving up our rights Remember that honoring and praising Jesus for having
always done what is right perfectly when we dont is the primary way we honor God. I want to encourage you that I see evidence that virtually everyone at NHCC is giving up their rights to humbly serve others in several practical ways that you may not notice. I know that church is not the only place you serve. How everyone at NHCC is giving up their rights to humbly serve others The last two the Ss from my outline of 1 Peter Submission and Suffering sound a lot like being obedient unto death. Im not sure if our inconveniences to serve one another count as suffering, but maybe at little.
Anytime we serve each other it will require us to sacrifice to put others first. Perhaps we could summarize our goal in looking out for the interests of others as: sharing the suffering, sharing the service, or sharing the sacrifice. NHCC 2016 Annual Report People: Giving up their rights to humbly serve others Leadership: 1 of 2 Staff Micah Adamson (Senior Pastor, Assistant Pastor until April 2016) Dan Folden (Associate Pastor, Senior Pastor until April 2016) Rachel Clements (Accountant, Administrative Assistant until April 2016)
Elders & Officers Glenn Olson (President) Craig Dougerty (Vice President) Micah Adamson (Secretary) Rachel Clements (Treasurer) Dan Folden Joel Krohn NHCC 2016 Annual Report People: Giving up their rights to humbly serve others Leadership: 2 of 2 Ministry Teams Worship Team Sunday School & Childrens church teachers
Nursery committee Womens Ministry Committee Home Fellowship Group Leaders Helping Hands Prayer Chain Campus Servers Sunday Morning Servers NHCC 2016 Annual Report People: Giving up their rights to humbly serve others Congregation: Births: Cecilia Hynson (Daughter of Andrew and Lindsay Hynson) 11/7/2016 Deaths: Virginia McKean (Mother of Joyce Folden) 11/11/2016
Arrivals: David Minaker - April 2016, Sula Manning - July 2016, Corey & Lori Blair - December 2016 Funerals: Ron Rabideau (Micah Adamson officiating at NHCC) 9/17/2016, Virginia McKean (Dan Folden and Micah Adamson officiating at Kent Covenant) 11/26/2016 Baptisms: Miquel & Adrianna Nuez (at Lake Meridian) 8/14/2016 Baby Dedications: Selah McKean (Daughter of Marshall and Kelly McKean) and Everleigh Hynson (Daughter of Andrew and Lindsay Hynson) 6/26/2016 NHCC 2016 Annual Report People: Giving up their rights to humbly serve others Missionaries: Michael & Marie Currier Bible Translation, USA
Titus & Stephanie Folden At Risk Children, Ecuador James & Janelle Junior College Ministry, Bellingham, WA Rob & Martine Karch French Speaking World Dick & Judy Rothlisberger Prison Ministry, Kent, WA Tim & Muriel Teusink Medical ministry, France (*only missionaries we support not to visit NHCC this year) MTW Summer Mission Trip, Colville, WA Other: Gideons (Bible distribution), Operation Christmas Child & OM: Amelia Erwin (international aid and evangelism), Vine Maple Place & UGM/Kent Hope (local). NHCC 2016 Annual Report People: Giving up their rights to humbly serve others Groups on NHCC Campus:
Emanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church (Offices) Iglesia de Cristo Misionera - ICM/Missionary Church of Christ MCoC (Sunday Afternoon, Tuesday/Friday Evening) Kent Homeschool Group (Tuesday Morning/Afternoon) Narcotics Anonymous (Wednesday Evening) Kent Moms Club (Occasional) UGM: Kent Hope Overnight Womens Shelter (2/1-29/2016) NHCC 2016 Annual Report People: Giving up their rights to humbly serve others Campus Servers: Lawncare: Dixie & Shailynn Dreblow, Miguel & Hector Nuez, Eli Olson, Dave & Kim Brumfield, Craig Dougerty, ICM/MCoC, Community Service Workers, Anonymous Helpers
Custodial: Terry & Dixie Dreblow, Joyce Schiffelbein Decorating: Rachel Clements, Joyce Folden, Kelly McKean, Johanna Adamson, Terry & Dixie Dreblow Repairs & Improvements: Hector Nuez, Dan Brock, Dan Buckett, Lee Thomas Glenn Olson, Mark Wilson (Projects like: Monitor in back of sanctuary, South Annex Kitchen, North Annex Office) NHCC 2016 Annual Report Calendar: Giving up your rights to humbly serve others Sunday Worship Services Music Worship Team: Dave Brumfield, Chris & Larry Walden, Jim Johnson, Dan Buckett, Eli & Kristy Olson, Briana Dyrness, Joyce Folden, Wayne Dyrness, Sound Board
Operators: Glenn Olson, Gail Johnson, Dave Brumfield PowerPoint Operators: Tricia Buckett, Kim Brumfield, Ron Clements, Miguel Nuez. PowerPoint and Song Sheet Authors: Micah Adamson, Dan Folden Sermons Preaching Team: Micah Adamson (How to Choose a Church, Genesis, Lords Prayer, Ten Commandments, Apostles Creed, 1-2 Peter), Dan Folden (1-2 John, Easter, Ordination) Guest Speakers: Steve Adamson (Ordination), Rob Karch & James Junior (Missions) NHCC 2016 Annual Report Calendar: Giving up your rights to humbly serve others Sunday Morning Servers:
Chair Setup & Cleanup: Miguel Nuez, Ralph Cadey Bulletin & Sermon Printing: Rachel Clements, Dan & Joyce Schiffelbein Snacks: All Church Rotation Coffee Setup & Cleanup: Terry Dreblow, Craig Dougerty, Joel Krohn, Hector Nuez, Lee Thomas, Joyce Folden Communion Setup & Cleanup: Henry/Madeline Blair, Lara Harney, Joyce Folden Offering Counters: Rachel Clements, Madeline Blair, Joyce Schiffelbein, Waneva Wilson Sermon Editing & Posting: Marshall McKean NHCC 2016 Annual Report Calendar: Giving up your rights to humbly serve others Sunday School: 1 of 2
Nursery (Committee): Johanna Adamson, Diana Olson, Dixie Dreblow, Kelly McKean Winter/Spring/Summer Rotation Fall: Kelly McKean (S.S. hour), Dixie/Shailynn Dreblow (Church hour) Winter: Johanna Adamson (S.S. hour), Dan/Joyce Schiffelbein (Church hour) Elementary Sunday School Winter/Spring: Deb Brumfield, Joyce Folden Summer: Johanna Adamson (Missions class with adults) Fall/Winter: Deb Brumfield, Waneva Wilson Childrens Church Winter: Diana Olson (Pre-School), Kristy Olson (Elementary) Spring: Eli Olson (Pre-School), Briana Dyrness (Elementary) Summer: Joyce Walding, Karen Dobbs, Ralph Cadey Fall: Karen Dobbs (Pre-School), Briana Dyrness (Elementary) Winter: Diana Olson (Pre-School), Kristy Olson (Elementary)
NHCC 2016 Annual Report Calendar: Giving up your rights to humbly serve others Sunday School: 2 of 2 Adult Sunday School Winter/Spring: Glenn Olson Peace Maker Summer: Micah Adamson, Dan Folden Missions (Rob Karch, James Junior, Michael Currier, Gideons, OM: Amelia Erwin, UGM: Glenn Olson) Fall: Joel Krohn Church History Fall/Winter: Elders Testimonies and Church Life NHCC 2016 Annual Report Calendar: Giving up your rights to humbly serve others
Weekly Ministries: Young Adults Home Fellowship (Sunday Evening Micah Adamson leading) Prayer Fellowship (Sunday Evening Dan Folden leading) Adamson Home Fellowship (Wednesday Evening Micah Adamson leading) Brumfield Home Fellowship (Wednesday Evening Dave Brumfield leading) Wilson Home Fellowship (Wednesday Evening Terry Dreblow leading) Womens Bible Study (Thursday Morning Rachel Clements and Joyce Folden leading) NHCC 2016 Annual Report
Calendar: Giving up your rights to humbly serve others Monthly Ministries: Mens Breakfast (2nd Saturday of the Month Dan Folden and Marshall McKean leading) NHCC 2016 Annual Report Calendar: Giving up your rights to humbly serve others Ongoing Ministries: Prayer Chain: Ann McKoy (+List) Helping Hands: Gail Johnson (+List) NHCC 2016 Annual Report Calendar: Giving up your rights to humbly serve others Special events: 1 of 2
Annual Meeting Dan Folden & Rachel Clements (1/31/2016) Kent Hope Overnight Womens Shelter Glenn Olson & Dan Folden (2/129/2016) Souper Bowl Sundae Mission Fundraiser Lunch (2/7/2016) Woodlawn movie night (2/26/2016) Seder Meal Micah Adamson (3/6/2016) 30th Anniversary & Pastoral Transition Party Rachel Clements & Joyce Folden (3/20/2016) Good Friday Service (3/25/2016) Easter Brunch (3/27/2016) Pastor Micahs Ordination Service (5/1/2016) Ladies Mother's Day Brunch (5/14/2016) NHCC 2016 Annual Report Calendar: Giving up your rights to humbly serve others
Special events: 2 of 2 Mission Trip to Colville Derek Brumfield (6/18/2016- 6/25/2016) Garage Sale Glenn Olson (7/1/2016) 4th of July Barbeque (7/3/2016) Church Camp Out at Warm Beach Terry Dreblow (7/28/20167/31/2016) Ladies Craft Night (11/14/2016) Thanksgiving Dinner (11/20/2016) Tap Root Theatre Christmas Play Diana Olson (12/10/2016) Christmas Eve Service (12/24/2016) NHCC 2016 Annual Report Calendar: Giving up your rights to humbly serve others Conferences: Decision America Prayer Rally with Franklin Graham (6/29/2016)
South Hill Christian Church Mens Conference (9/23-24/2016) Dan Folden speaking on 1 John Truth Xchange (10/7-9/2016) Dan & Joyce Folden attending in California Mission Fest Seattle (10/7-8/2016) Creation Conference (10/14-15/2016) Iron Sharpens Iron (11/5/2016) Dan Folden speaking on 1 John, NHCC men attending NHCC 2016 Annual Report Giving up your rights to humbly serve others Thank you to everyone on this list and to everyone who I left out or got wrong! (Your patience and forgiveness of me is a sacrifice too!)
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