I recall moving to Ottawa, Illinios some 15+ years ago as a seminary intern, knowing absolutely nobody and virtually nothing of the church and congregation I had been assigned to. My first correspondence came through a man named David Holl, who would become one of my dearest friends during that year of internship (God bless his memory; Dave passed to glory in March of ’21). We shared the exact same birthday (9-20-62), shared favorite foods (Chinese, ice cream, and Pizza Ranch buffet), shared in the same appreciation of music genre (classic Rock), and shared the same love and surrender to the Lord. Obviously, we were “like minded” in so many ways and our deep and abiding friendship was inevitable.
The 2nd chapter of 1 Corinthians has Paul painting a similar picture of the relationship between Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the believer, and concludes with a powerful and poignant phase, “but we have the mind of Christ.” In these 7 words, we are called to examine what it is to possess the “mind of Christ” and by God’s grace we will do just that through our message titled “The Christian Mind.”