Christ Hymn (Special Guest: Rev. Andrew Wolfe)


Rev. Andrew Wolfe, associate pastor of congregational care, and his wife Amanda gravitated to a passage in Philippians 2, which is commonly referred to as the Christ Hymn. They chose these verses to be read in their wedding to lay the groundwork for their life together, drawn to Christ's call for deep love and humility.

When Rev. Tommy Williams asks Andrew what it means to him to have "the mind of Christ," his reply is: "It's seeing the world as God sees the world... realizing we're fully known and fully loved by God and it's only through Christ that it becomes a reality for us."

Philippians 2:1-11
If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. 

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.