06 Having the Mind of Christ (Philippians 2:1-11)

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Sermon Outline

  1. The Triune nature of Paul’s appeal (Phil 2:1)
    1. Our encouragement in Christ (Eph 4:32, Heb 4:16, Rom 8:2)
    2. Our comfort from [the Father’s] Love (2Cor 1:3-5, 2Th 2:16, Ezek 34:14-16)
    3. Our fellowship in the Spirit (Phil 2:13, Jn 16:8, Gal 3:5, 1Cor 12, Eph 1:13, Mt 10:20)
    4. Paul’s motivation for the Philippians (Phil 1:8)
  2. Application (Phil 2:2-4)
    1. Being of the same mind (Phil 2:2a)
    2. Having the same love (Phil 2:2b, 5-9, 1John)
    3. Being in full accord and of one mind (Phil 2:2c)
    4. Not Selfish or vain-conceited
    5. Gospel Humility to keep ministering
  3. The Great Example: The Mind of Christ (Phil 2:5-8)
    1. First, He knew who He was (Acts 3:15, Mt 22:32, Jn 14:6)
    2. Second, because he was assured of his identity he didn’t have to cling to it
    3. Third, he gave up life and status (Phil 2:7-8)
      1. Form of a servant = subject to Death (Isa 52:13-53:12, Heb 2:14-17)
    4. Fourth – God exalted him and He will exalt us too. (Phil 2:9, Matt 5:9)

 

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