We're all born with a desire to look up to heroes - whether they're pop culture personalities (athletes, musicians, celebrities) or people who have made great contributions to the world. For many of us, our heroes have been family members or other people who have made a personal impact on our lives.
Beyond our tendency to look up to our heroes, we also have a desire to be like them. Gatorade had an entire advertising campaign built around the desire to be as good a basketball player as Michael Jordan ("I wanna be like Mike").
There's nothing wrong with this type of thing as long as your hero is someone worth emulating. That's the issue: are we looking up to and seeking to model ourselves on the right people?
This Sunday, July 12, we'll be taking a look at two people Paul holds up in honor in his letter to his friends in Philippi: Timothy and Epaphroditus. Take a minute to read Philippians 2:19-30 and what it was about these people that made them worth treating as heroes. I hope you'll be able to join us.