---August Monthly Scripture Memorization Challenge:

Philippians 2:3-4
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
 

---Weekly Devotional (August 10-16)

You have been called to live in freedom- not freedom to satisfy your sinful nature, but freedom to serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13
 
A popular notion of success is being able to afford the luxury of hiring others to keep your lawn, wash your car, or clean your house- in other words, to be served. Jesus turns this thinking on its head by teaching that the highest goal in life is not being served but being a servant. The reason He places such a high value on serving is that it is others-centered rather than self-centered. Service is the essence of a life modeled after Christ.