Monday, August 16, 2010

After the Message

Profiles of the Obscure: Epaphroditus

Kindergarten report card – what was your mark for “works well with others?”

In school the ‘others’ were classmates; in adulthood, the ‘others’ are co-workers, spouses and neighbors and dare we say, fellow church members

Are co-workers the people we compete with for the next promotion, people we gossip about, people we gossip with (usually about our boss and other co-workers) or are they people with a shared mission, a shared goal whom we work with and depend on?

Epaphroditus – Philippians 2:25-30 and 4:18

Paul calls him his co-worker – he came and worked alongside Paul, caring not about his own recognition, but focused on a shared mission and goal.

Do we depend on each other or do we put up with each other?

Work, Marriage, Church

John 17:20-23 – Jesus prayed for us to live in complete unity so that the world would know God’s love

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