You will receive our practical and in-depth Bible study of Hebrews in .epub and .pdf versions delivered to your inbox. Philippians 2:9. First, Paul gives Christ's own example of humility (Philippians 2:1–11). 6.
How would you define selfishness? Stalin will bow. He was only a man that was somehow indwelt by the Spirit of God. Application: What are some specific examples of how you can work hard to maintain unity? He is eternally existent and there was never a time when He didn’t exist.
Dying to take away our sins was the whole purpose for Jesus to become a man. God help us so to do! Will it remain? Share one area you can imitate Christ’s example of service and humility in the coming week. Form is being submitted, please wait a bit. Christological doctrinal passage on the exaltation of Christ (9-11) A.
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. The phrase “do not merely” tells us that in fact everyone will look out for their own interests. 3.
Do you not think so? Why do many followers of Jesus fail to believe Him for supernatural things when His word promises He can do these things through us? Knowing that these things are true, what response does Paul hope they will invoke in the Philippians?
He came as a servant. A study guide to complement the fifth message in the series “Letters From Prison” on July 10th, 2011 at New City Church by Brian Kruckenberg, also available as a PDF. Romans 10:9-10 – If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. We are commanded in Mark 12:31 to love others as we love ourselves. They won’t be in the right places and their team will lose games even to much less talented teams. Did he lose anything by all this wondrous condescension? We have therefore created a library of almost one thousand (and growing) inductive Bible studies, which are available for free.
Did Christ empty Himself of deity? Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. So has He. "Commentary on Philippians 2:4". Was He still equal with God when He came to earth and became a man? It wasn’t because He wanted to see what it was like or experience something new. Some foolish and superstitious persons make this passage a pretext for bowing their heads at the name of Jesus whenever it is mentioned. There was never a point in time when He wasn’t God and became God, neither is their a point in time when He was God and then ceased to be God. Verses 3-4 – Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Looking out for number one will not give you joy. Jesus gave us the ultimate example of service when He stooped down to wash the disciple’s feet. How are people’s real needs and perceived needs sometimes different? In Philippians, Paul displays Jesus as the supreme example for every believer in that He was in unity as One with the Father. For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me. We all have the selfish tendency to put our wants and desires above others.
Real happiness does not come from wealth or materials. Have you ever cried at the funeral of a friend?
If you believed this, how would that impact how you gave of your time in service of others? Why does Paul make so many “if” statements in verse 1? Is it difficult for you to understand how a transcendent God, who created the universe, can relate to your most intimate feelings? Form is being submitted, please wait a bit. When? Have a large heart, so that, though you care for yourself in spiritual things, and desire your own soul prosperity, you may have the same desire for every other Christian man or woman. But, a trinitarian God has always had relationship and always had love so a trinitarian God would not create to receive but to give love. What is a summary of his goal for them in verse 2? Hitler will bow. Matthew 20:28 – Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. 4. Is it difficult for you to believe that a man was also God? Philippians 2:5-11. Galatians 5:13 – You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. 9.
In Verse 6, Paul claims that Jesus was in the very nature God. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Jesus looked into the future and knew exactly where His decision to become a man would take Him, still choosing to follow that path, even knowing the pain that it would bring. The spiritual is not more important than they physical and vise versa. Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group.
Philippians 2:12. John 10:33 – “We are not stoning you for any good work,” they replied, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.”. Application: Every person must do this. Thirdly, we can come to the Word to see ourselves as we really are and pray to the Lord for strength to be more like Him. This is teaching that the physical and spiritual are both being redeemed by God through Jesus. How can you bow the knee to Jesus this week? Application: How about in your home? Its testimony? Certainly all of these things were truth. Philippians 2:3. In the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; You cannot straighten them; but you can shine. He was Man (the God-Man) and 3. 7. The Father did this to exalt His son and to show us through action how important humility is. Humility – God’s Path to True Greatness. The problem is that we all love ourselves. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name. While these are important, unity cannot be ignored. The prince becomes poor and needs to work for food. Questions for Reflection If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, fulfill ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, be one mind. John 5:18 – For this reason they tried all the more to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God. Look not every man on his own things,—, Do not obey the world’s maxim “Take care of Number One.” “Look not every man on his own things,”—, Philippians 2:4-7 But every man also on the things of others. And was, made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. Slowly.
Will it stand the test of your own departure? But, He was born in a stable and died a thief’s death on a cross even though He was convicted of no wrong-doing. Christ had done so much for them, they should respond by realizing that they were all equal recipients of God’s grace and decide to work together for the Lord. Help us continue to create Bible study resources by supporting Study and Obey for as little as $1. Philippians 2:8-9. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. chapter 2. philippians 2:1-30.continued exhortation: to unity: to humility after christ's example, whose glory followed his humiliation: to earnestness in seeking perfection, that they may be his joy in the day of christ: his joyful readiness to be offered now by death, so as to promote their faith. How do divisions affect a church? When does Paul say it is allowed to be selfish? What is one way you can serve others in the coming week? Considering others more important than Himself, He gave up His own divine rights in order to serve others. (2) THE CORRESPONDING EXALTATION OF HIS HUMANITY, to bear “the Name above every name,” which all creation must adore (Philippians 2:9-11).] Holding forth the word of life; You are to hold forth the Word of life as men hold forth a torch. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? Philippians 2:10-11. Not only that, the verb tense used here (imperfect) communicates that Jesus became man and He DID NOT STOP being God. What does the phrase “found in appearance as a man” imply? You are all recipients of this grace, so don’t be divided, serve the Lord together. Philippians 2:7. Philippians 2:15. Yea, and if He offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all. This is the essence of the incarnation. 5. 1 Timothy 2:5 – For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus. If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies fulfill ye my joy, that ye be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord of one mind. Application: Are you willing to obey God even if it leads to personal sacrifice?
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