“TWO FIVE” is a familiar saying around our office and among our staff.  It’s easy to say; not as easy to do!  It’s a reminder about our heart, attitude and lifestyle; how we stack up against Philippians 2:5.  It’s a reminder to consider the 1st five verses of Philippians 2 which state: 1 If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.  5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:

I believe the ultimate in spiritual maturity is being like Christ; and none of us have arrived. However, if you want to evaluate your progress, quit comparing yourselves to others and see how you line up with Christ and His Word.  The issue isn’t how much knowledge you have of God’s Word (even though that’s important); the issue is applying God’s Word as a lifestyle. The issue isn’t knowing about Jesus and what He did, the issue is having a relationship with Christ that continues to grow as He accomplishes His purposes through you.

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have five grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Legacy Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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