February 23, 2011
The session is beginning to wind down and things are getting very busy at the capitol. Next week both chambers will likely begin holding two floor sessions a day. The hectic pace of these last weeks makes it difficult for legislators, lobbyists, and staff to attend our Bible studies. As a result I try to spend extra time in the afternoons meeting and visiting during whatever free time they might have.
Our study for this week is entitled “Putting Others First in the Capitol” from Philippians 2:5-9. Certainly there is no greater place than in the world of politics for the challenge to “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others” (Phil. 2:3-4). Please pray for the gospel to impact hearts as we seek to lift up Christ as the preeminent example of humility and selflessness as He served, suffered, and died for our sin.
Thank you once again for your prayer and support for our ministry to the capitol and to leaders around the state.
State Director, West Virginia