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Mind of Christ and Its Fruits
Philippians 2:1-11
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Published June 1st, 2012
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2010-03-04 15:49:52
2010-03-04 17:29:11
v. 5 seems to be the central idea, (1) providing the manner (power?) by which 1-4 is accomplished, and (2) explained by 6-11 Initially, it seemed that the "then" of the "if" in v1 was all of vv2-11. In other words, if v1 is true, than all of vv2-11 should also be true. But I was not sure if that was grammaticall feasible. So, I confined the "then" to vv2-4; with vv5-11 providing the manner in which the action of vv1-4 is accomplished. I edited v. 6 a little bit to bring out the concessive idea that I see more clearly. The structure of the passage seems to enforce that we have no excuses for not practicing the behavior called for by Paul. All the necessary resources are at our disposal. We have the mind of Christ (vv5-11), and we have the encouragement of Christ, the love [of God], participation in the Spirit, affection and sympathy (v1). If only we would live in the light of these truths/promises. The Christ hymn (vv5-11) certainly stands on its own merits and is worthy of much reflection an belief. However, it certainly seems to damage the meaning of it, if it is not viewed in light of vv1-4. Paul is not just simply engaging in a theological soliloquy (though he may have become a little caught up in the gloriousness of the truths revealed to him by the Spirit), he is providing the divine key for living as the body of Christ...the mind of Christ.
10000000028353 28353 Notes 2010-03-04 15:49:52 2010-03-04 17:29:11 v. 5 seems to be the central idea, (1) providing the manner (power?) by which 1-4 is accomplished, and (2) explained by 6-11 Initially, it seemed that the "then" of the "if" in v1 was all of vv2-11. In other words, if v1 is true, than all of vv2-11 should also be true. But I was not sure if that was grammaticall feasible. So, I confined the "then" to vv2-4; with vv5-11 providing the manner in which the action of vv1-4 is accomplished. I edited v. 6 a little bit to bring out the concessive idea that I see more clearly. The structure of the passage seems to enforce that we have no excuses for not practicing the behavior called for by Paul. All the necessary resources are at our disposal. We have the mind of Christ (vv5-11), and we have the encouragement of Christ, the love [of God], participation in the Spirit, affection and sympathy (v1). If only we would live in the light of these truths/promises. The Christ hymn (vv5-11) certainly stands on its own merits and is worthy of much reflection an belief. However, it certainly seems to damage the meaning of it, if it is not viewed in light of vv1-4. Paul is not just simply engaging in a theological soliloquy (though he may have become a little caught up in the gloriousness of the truths revealed to him by the Spirit), he is providing the divine key for living as the body of Christ...the mind of Christ. notes
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2010-03-04 15:49:52
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Philippians
Philippians 2:1-11
NT
esv
So if there is any encouragement in Christ,
any comfort from love,
any participation in the Spirit,
any affection and sympathy,
complete my joy
by being of the same mind,
having the same love,
being in full accord and of one mind.
actionmanner
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit,
but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
negativepositive
Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
series
conditional
Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,
who,..., did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,
...though he was in the form of God,...
concessive
but made himself nothing,
taking the form of a servant,
being born in the likeness of men.
ideaexplanation
And being found in human form, he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
progression
Therefore God has highly exalted him
and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,
so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
actionresult
actionpurpose
discourse
10000000028353 28353 Arc 2010-03-04 15:49:52 2010-03-04 17:29:11 editing Philippians 2 1 2 11 Philippians 2:1-11 50 NT esv i190189 i190190 i190191 i190165 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, i190166 any comfort from love, i190167 any participation in the Spirit, i190168 any affection and sympathy, i190192 i190193 i190169 complete my joy i190194 i190170 by being of the same mind, i190171 having the same love, i190172 being in full accord and of one mind. actionmanner 1 i190195 i190173 Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, i190174 but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. negativepositive 2 i190175 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. series conditional 2 i190196 i190176 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, i190197 i190198 i190199 i190177 who,..., did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, i190178 ...though he was in the form of God,... concessive 2 1 i190200 i190179 but made himself nothing, i190201 i190202 i190180 taking the form of a servant, i190181 being born in the likeness of men. ideaexplanation 1 i190203 i190182 And being found in human form, he humbled himself i190183 by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. ideaexplanation 1 progression ideaexplanation 1 negativepositive 2 i190204 i190205 i190184 Therefore God has highly exalted him i190185 and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, progression i190206 i190207 i190186 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, i190187 and every tongue confess series i190188 that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. ideaexplanation 1 actionresult 2 actionpurpose 2 ideaexplanation 1 actionmanner 1 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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