Carey Lewis Devotions
Saturday, February 8th, 2014
Your Resume (Part 3)
Sample Resume, Christian: Epaphroditus
Yet I considered it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker, and fellow soldier, but your messenger and the one who ministered to my need; since he was longing for you all, and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick. For indeed he was sick almost unto death; but God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. Therefore I sent him the more eagerly, that when you see him again you may rejoice, and I may be less sorrowful. Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness, and hold such men in esteem; because for the work of Christ he came close to death, not regarding his life, to supply what was lacking in your service toward me.
Philippians 2:25-30 (NKJV)
Epaphroditus

Contact Information: Church of Philippi

Education: Graduate Degree in the Ministry of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Work History: Messenger, Soldier, Carrier of Vital Supplies

Special Skills:

* Team Player: Described by his superior as 'My brother, fellow worker and fellow soldier'* Ability To Travel: Sailed through troubled waters from Philippi to Rome in turbulent times* Combat Ready: Willingly engaged the enemy in spiritual warfare for the protection of innocent lives* Works Well Under Pressure: Continued his duties in illness* Considerate Of Others: Esteemed others 'Better than himself' (Philippians 2:3)

Honors And Awards:

* Survived a near-death experience by the Hand of God* Awaiting commendation at Philippi* Awaiting 'Crown of Righteousness' (2 Timothy 4:8) at the end of his tour of duty* Letter of Recommendation by the Apostle Paul

Actors, models and talent for Christ: consider your own resume as a Christ-follower. It's being recorded daily in the annals of Heaven. Today's sample highlights just one episode from the life of Epaphroditus. We don't know his whole story--yet.

But we do know enough to be humbled by it, and to try to make the work of our own lives meaningful. Because Epaphroditus went on a trip to help Paul in a time of great danger. He fought well and endured hardship. Close to death, he considered the welfare of others above his own. In others words, He looked a lot like Jesus.

To Be Continued...

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Your Resume series.


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