Form Follows Function

Actions speak louder than words, always. Do not think that because you put a title before your name, you should automatically be respected. You can not call yourself a Pastor if you are doing nothing that God called Pastors to do. If you are self absorbed, greedy, not helping others, not lifting others up, not spreading the Word, you are not a Pastor. Just as you are not a Doctor just because you found an online certification. You are not deserving of a title if you’re not living up to that title.

The Roper Report

by Billy Roper

In Philippians 2:6, “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:”

or:

“Who, though he was in the form of God,

did not regard equality with God something to be grasped.”

Paul speaks of our Savior’s humility. However, Jesus Christ was not just the form of God, he was the very essence of God, the Father made manifest in the flesh.

7 “Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance,

8 he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross.

9 Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,

10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

11 and every tongue…

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