Jackie Bolen spoke on The Emptied Christ. As the early church sang in its hymn (Phi. 2:1-11), Jesus “emptied himself” of all divine rights and privileges. Are our lives ever emptied in the same way, including the death of our pride and selfish desires. Jesus became emptied of his self, his divinity, as an expression of God’s love for humanity. This emptied Jesus loved humanity, died for humanity, but do we “die to ourselves” in the same way? One expression of our becoming emptied is that we have humility, not a false humility but one which enables us to see ourselves as others see us and to put others first. During discussion it was suggested that emptying of ourselves can involve letting go of our anger and despair so that we can turn our attention away from ourselves and towards other people. [JEK]

Service Details

Passage: Phillippians 2:1-11

Communion: Yes

Ecumenical or Event:

Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Jackie Bolen

Worship Leader: Don Teichroeb

Song Leader: Paul Thiessen

Pianist: Kathryn Schmidt

Usher: Edward Epp

Childrens Feature Leader:


Bring Flowers: JOHN & ERNA FRIESEN

Coffee Helper:

Sound Helper:

Sunday School Team

Child Care Volunteer: