Teacher: Pastor Chet Lowe

Main Scriptures: Philippians 2, 1 John 3

  • Review
    • In the Philippian jail, Paul practiced what he preached in Colossians 3
      • He set his mind on things above despite his chains
  • Philippians 2:5-18
    • Paul meditated on how Christ treated him and set it as the standard of our interaction with each other (Matthew 18:21-35)
      • Jesus didn’t consider His condescension from heaven to earth a violation of His rights (1 Corinthians 6:7)
      • Jesus purposely gave up His reputation and power and became a bondservant (a slave by choice out of love for his master)
        • Bondservants are humble and obedient
          • Humility leads to true authority (Luke 14:11)
            • Pride leads to destruction
          • Obedience leads to a reputation of love (John 14:15)
        • Practically, humility and obedience look like
          • Giving it everything we’ve got
          • Trusting in God’s power
          • Choosing not to complain and argue
          • Handling problems differently than the world does
          • Becoming blameless
          • Becoming harmless
          • Acting like a child of God
          • Shining as lights
          • Holding out the Gospel
          • Setting an example of faith