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Philippians 2; The Joy of Christ
September 22, 2021

Philippians 2; The Joy of Christ

September 22, 2021

Philippians 2:1-2 (NASB) “Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.”

 

  • Paul’s joy in Christ comes from the of the believers.

Philippians 2:3-4 (NLT)Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.  

  • The unity breaker = .

 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.”

Philippians 2:5-11(NASB “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, as He already existed in the form of God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but emptied Himself by taking the form of a bond-servant and being born in the likeness of men. 

And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death: death on a cross. 

For this reason also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

  • Paul’s joy in Christ comes from our .

Philippians 2:12-13 (NASB) “So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.”

 

  • Our likeness in Christ comes when we our faith.

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