The Mind of Christ
(Matt Laidlaw)

“Having the mind of Christ is a way of knowing from a heart motivated by love, demonstrated by emptying ourselves and letting go of our position and privilege and everything we think we’re entitled to and deserve, doing this all on behalf of others and on behalf of the entire world.”

In your own words, what does it mean to have the mind of Christ?

Philippians 2:5-11

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,

who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
as something to be exploited,
but emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death—
even death on a cross.

Therefore God also highly exalted him
and gave him the name
that is above every name,
so that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bend,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

This episode was written and recorded by Matt Laidlaw, the Director and Lead Teacher at Open Circle in Grand Rapids, MI. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Button Mushrooms by Podington Bear, Brevivillus by Isaac Joel, and Lady Evelyn by Alsever Lake.

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