Saturday, Week of Christ the King

Text: Philippians 2:1-10

Prayer Pointers:

To be encouraged in your daily walk with Christ

To be an encourager of others

To grow in humble service

THE BREAKTHROUGH THAT Martin Luther experienced in his discovery of the gospel is hidden in plain view in this text. Luther found that the only way to talk of God from a human perspective was to not focus on God’s might—as we might describe might or power—but remember that God comes to us hidden, in weakness, in humility and servanthood. As the Lutheran philosopher Søren Kierkegaard writes:

Behold where he stands—God! Where? There—do you not see him? He is God and yet he does not have a resting place for his head; he dares not lean on any man lest he cause him to be offended. He is God, and yet he picks his path more carefully than if angels guided his steps, not to prevent his foot from stumbling but lest he trample human beings in the dust…We imagine that his might is found in the word he speaks, an omnipotent word that holds heaven and earth from shattering, but no; that is a light task compared to the strength he exerts in loving humility, bearing the burden of humanity’s offense and disdain!

May your day be grace-filled ~ Pr. Dave Brooks


Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

824 N. Buchanan Blvd. 

Durham, NC 27701

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824 North Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701 | 919-682-6030  |

Mission Statement: We are called to Welcome Everyone to Walk the Way of GRACE, and walk in that way in our individual lives, in our shared life in our various communities, in our common life with our neighbors, and even to the world at large as God sends us. The Way of Grace is to: GROW with Jesus, REJOICE in God, ANSWER with hope, CARE for the neighbor, and EMBRACE community.

Vision Statement: God has a plan FOR OUR LIVES, and so we teach how to walk in the path of Jesus Christ; FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOODS, and so we work to build healthy and strong communities; FOR OUR CITY, and so we share life with our neighbors in Walltown, Trinity Park, Duke, and the Triangle; and FOR OUR WORLD, and so we go with Good News.

Core Values: Because God loves us first, we value worship rooted in Scripture and Sacraments, service to all people, and being a welcoming community that loves and forgives one another.