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Follow Christ's example of humility bishop tells congregation

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2015 | 10:00 AMShanique Samuels
Bishop Dr. Michael Frith

Philippians 2: 3-7 says: Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility, count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Having this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who though He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant being born in the likeness of men.

"It is important that as children of God, we practise humility. If Jesus himself exuded such meekness when He walked this earth, then why shouldn't we - the very people He died for - not follow his example?" asked Bishop Dr Michael Frith of his congregation. During the sermon, the bishop reminded the audience that in keeping the commandments, they should always portray humility.

"According to St Luke 14 and verse 11: For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted."

For a more practical example, Bishop Frith ministered from St John 14 where just before the feast of the Passover, Christ washed his disciples feet. "If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you," recited the Bishop.

"Now to further cement how practical He was, Christ washed their feet knowing that Judas would betray him and that Peter would deny him eventually, but the Bible must be fulfilled. All that happened had to [transpire] because these things were prophesied and so must come to pass so that God the would be glorified. He makes no mistakes in His doings and so we must always seek to worship him because He is worthy."

Bishop Dr Michael Frith delivered a soul-stirring sermon filled with the anointing at the International Evangelical Mission (IEM) Church in Race Track Clarendon recently.

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