Base of Operations - submission

Study and Worship at Huguenot Road Baptist this morning was inspiring..
"It is not about us" Ideas brought out by Bert regarding the differences between submission and subjugation are still stirring in my mind hours later..
The music and worship and study all themed around Hebrews 5

I think that the passage we studied in Hebrews today.. also models a call to action.. Jesus learned like a child through submission and discipline.. but it was also through action.. he did the work.. How often today, we in the church come and study, learn, and self-propagate... I am struck by the image presented to me today of a church which provides a "base of operations"... it cannot be an end unto itself, but instead is a base which will size and outfit itself according to actions necessary outside of the walls.. preparation, education, worship... renewal, refitting, repair are all important but the mission is outside the walls, not within...

Heb. 5:5-10 So Christ also did not take upon himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father.” And he says in another place, “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”
During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he sufferedand, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.


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