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Philippians 2:3-8
Lower Yourself in Humility and with a Servant Heart Look After the Interests of Others as Well as Your Own
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Published January 14th, 2016
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Philippians 2:3-8
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3 Do nothing from k selfish ambition or l conceit, but in m humility count others more significant than yourselves . 4 Let each of you n look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 o Have this mind among yourselves , which is yours in Christ Jesus , 1 6 p who, though he was in q the form of God , did not count equality with God r a thing to be grasped, 7 but s emptied himself , by taking the form of a t servant, 1 u being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by v becoming obedient to the point of death, w even death on a cross.
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Characters Christians Jesus Christian Believers Peter tells them that they are to do nothing from selfish ambition (vs 3) They are to do nothing based upon conceit. (Vs 3) In humility they are count (consider) others more significant than themselves (vs 3) They were to look to their own interests but also to the interests of others (vs 4) They were to have the mind to do the things that Peter tells them to do in verses 3-4 among all the believers which was theirs in Christ Jesus (vs 5) Questions / Comments In the world ambition is encouraged and usually selfish ambition is type of ambition that is encouraged the most. From parents wanting their children to become the best, to win at any cost, to completion in the workplace to rise to higher levels within the organisation. Dog eat dog actions are not and indeed cannot are place from a starting point of humility. Is the interest of others to be taken to mean, the interests of fellow Christians? What is the right type of ambition? Seeing others succeed as well as yourself? Even better helping others to succeed as well as yourself. What would your workplace look like if everyone had the mind to help fellow workers without an attitude "what's in it for me"? Summary The Christian believers were to ensure that all actions they undertook for themselves and for others were carried out from a standpoint of humility and not from selfish ambition. They were to act like servants to others as the Lord Jesus did while on the earth. Jesus Jesus though He was in the form of God did not cling to His deity to remain equal to God as He was a man on the earth. (Vs 6) Jesus emptied Himself of His powers as a member of the trinity, by taking on the form of a servant. (Vs 7) Jesus was born as a real human baby (vs 7)? As a human being He humbled Himself and became obedient to God the father even to the point of being crucified on a Roman cross. Questions / Comments God the father delights in Jesus. As Jesus walked on this earth God was well pleased with Him. As a man Jesus was tested in all things as we are, yet did not sin. Being emptied and dropping from the highest deity to a become lowly servant, must have been an act by the conscious will of Jesus. This act must have led to Jesus learning humility through what He suffered? I cannot get it right in my mind just How Jesus emptied Himself to take on the form of a servant. Am I doing that now? Lor Help me to have your mind that is available in You. Summary Jesus emptied himself of His deity and did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped. He humbled Himself and became obedient even to the oint of death. Take Aways 1. The importance of Humility to truely have the interests of others in my daily activities 2. The means to live this humble life is available to us through Jesus.
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1452452356242 Notes 1452452356 1452760472 Characters Christians Jesus Christian Believers Peter tells them that they are to do nothing from selfish ambition (vs 3) They are to do nothing based upon conceit. (Vs 3) In humility they are count (consider) others more significant than themselves (vs 3) They were to look to their own interests but also to the interests of others (vs 4) They were to have the mind to do the things that Peter tells them to do in verses 3-4 among all the believers which was theirs in Christ Jesus (vs 5) Questions / Comments In the world ambition is encouraged and usually selfish ambition is type of ambition that is encouraged the most. From parents wanting their children to become the best, to win at any cost, to completion in the workplace to rise to higher levels within the organisation. Dog eat dog actions are not and indeed cannot are place from a starting point of humility. Is the interest of others to be taken to mean, the interests of fellow Christians? What is the right type of ambition? Seeing others succeed as well as yourself? Even better helping others to succeed as well as yourself. What would your workplace look like if everyone had the mind to help fellow workers without an attitude "what's in it for me"? Summary The Christian believers were to ensure that all actions they undertook for themselves and for others were carried out from a standpoint of humility and not from selfish ambition. They were to act like servants to others as the Lord Jesus did while on the earth. Jesus Jesus though He was in the form of God did not cling to His deity to remain equal to God as He was a man on the earth. (Vs 6) Jesus emptied Himself of His powers as a member of the trinity, by taking on the form of a servant. (Vs 7) Jesus was born as a real human baby (vs 7)? As a human being He humbled Himself and became obedient to God the father even to the point of being crucified on a Roman cross. Questions / Comments God the father delights in Jesus. As Jesus walked on this earth God was well pleased with Him. As a man Jesus was tested in all things as we are, yet did not sin. Being emptied and dropping from the highest deity to a become lowly servant, must have been an act by the conscious will of Jesus. This act must have led to Jesus learning humility through what He suffered? I cannot get it right in my mind just How Jesus emptied Himself to take on the form of a servant. Am I doing that now? Lor Help me to have your mind that is available in You. Summary Jesus emptied himself of His deity and did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped. He humbled Himself and became obedient even to the oint of death. Take Aways 1. The importance of Humility to truely have the interests of others in my daily activities 2. The means to live this humble life is available to us through Jesus. notes 11452452356298
Answers to Dr Piper's Questions
Look at Philippians 2:3–4, and explain the lifestyle Paul is describing in your own words. Do not do things out of the intent to compete with someone, or for my own vainglory and empty pride... Do not let self-serving pride that drives personal advancement control your actions, with and to all others. Put on the coat of humility and with a conscious mind consider others and hold them in high regard, helping them in their interests as well as you own interests. What kind of person lives like this? A person with a genuine humble heart. One who gets joy from the joy of others. A person who does not consider their life to be more important than anybody else. A person with a genuine servants attitude to others. List all the ways Jesus models humility for us from Philippians 2:3–8. Jesus was in the form of God. He did not try to keep his power and glory. He emptied himself of all His power. He took the form of a servant. He became a man,with the same body that we have. He fully humbled himself and fully obeyed His Father. His obedience to His Father led him to His death on the cross Explain how Paul relates the description of Jesus in Philippians 2:5–8 with the commands in Philippians 2:3–4. In our lives we need examples on how to live as God would have us live, and we need exemplars who by their actions, words and deeds show us how copy them in a practical way. Jesus showed us by example after example how to live and follow after Him. His examples of Godly living in pure humility, are ours as well with The Lord Jesus working inside us. Practically, what role does humility play in that transition? Without humility the pride of life and the pride of man will always strive to put our needs and our standing above someone else. We have to put on Humility that can only come through the grace of God. Col 3:12 Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, What word occurs in Philippians 2:3 and Philippians 2:6 ? ‘Count’ What is Paul communicating to us by using the same word in those two places? The word ‘count’ conjures a picture of adding up, reconing. It is not the action derived from lack of careful thought, but it is a conscious premeditated action made by freewill. Now read Philippians 2:9–11. Do you see anything new about the humility of Jesus Christ in these verses? God will exalt those who genuinely humble themselves at His timing. What does that mean for our humility and service now? The upward call, to the home of the elect exiles, striving to be like Him while we await God’s upward call. Php 3:12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Php 3:13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, Php 3:14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
notes 1452760906877 Answers to Dr Piper's Questions Look at Philippians 2:3–4, and explain the lifestyle Paul is describing in your own words. Do not do things out of the intent to compete with someone, or for my own vainglory and empty pride... Do not let self-serving pride that drives personal advancement control your actions, with and to all others. Put on the coat of humility and with a conscious mind consider others and hold them in high regard, helping them in their interests as well as you own interests. What kind of person lives like this? A person with a genuine humble heart. One who gets joy from the joy of others. A person who does not consider their life to be more important than anybody else. A person with a genuine servants attitude to others. List all the ways Jesus models humility for us from Philippians 2:3–8. Jesus was in the form of God. He did not try to keep his power and glory. He emptied himself of all His power. He took the form of a servant. He became a man,with the same body that we have. He fully humbled himself and fully obeyed His Father. His obedience to His Father led him to His death on the cross Explain how Paul relates the description of Jesus in Philippians 2:5–8 with the commands in Philippians 2:3–4. In our lives we need examples on how to live as God would have us live, and we need exemplars who by their actions, words and deeds show us how copy them in a practical way. Jesus showed us by example after example how to live and follow after Him. His examples of Godly living in pure humility, are ours as well with The Lord Jesus working inside us. Practically, what role does humility play in that transition? Without humility the pride of life and the pride of man will always strive to put our needs and our standing above someone else. We have to put on Humility that can only come through the grace of God. Col 3:12 Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, What word occurs in Philippians 2:3 and Philippians 2:6 ? ‘Count’ What is Paul communicating to us by using the same word in those two places? The word ‘count’ conjures a picture of adding up, reconing. It is not the action derived from lack of careful thought, but it is a conscious premeditated action made by freewill. Now read Philippians 2:9–11. Do you see anything new about the humility of Jesus Christ in these verses? God will exalt those who genuinely humble themselves at His timing. What does that mean for our humility and service now? The upward call, to the home of the elect exiles, striving to be like Him while we await God’s upward call. Php 3:12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Php 3:13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, Php 3:14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
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