January 19, 2015
Let nothing be done through selfish ambition (or, self-interest, rivalry) or conceit (or, empty pride, haughtiness), but in lowliness of mind (or, humility, meekness) let each esteem (or, value, consider, honor, treasure) others better (or, over and above) than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests (or, for himself), but also for the interests of others (Phil. 2:3-4).
Is it really possible to live like this? And, if so, who has ever done that? I don't know of any church or any Christian who meets this standard, do you? I mean, who can we look to as our example? Did Christ leave us a model or a prototype of a church that truly looked "out not for their own interest, but also for the interest of others" (Phil. 2:4).
Where can I go to see this kind of love fleshed out in real life? The Scriptures give you the clear answer. Just keep listening.
The following is a study on Church Unity from the Book of Acts.