Sermon Notes

  1.  one another (v. 1-4) HOW we can look to the interests of others:
    1. Bear with one another in 
    2. Work to keep the  of the Spirit in the bond of peace
  2. , the ultimate servant (v. 5-11)
    1. Attitude  (v. 5)
    2. Humble  displayed (v. 6-8)
    3. Jesus is _ (v. 9-11)

Going Deeper Questions

  1. Read Philippians 1. What are some of the struggles this church is dealing
    with? What struggles does Paul have? How does this set up Philippians 2?
  2. Read Phil. 2:2. What does Paul call the church to do? Now read Phil. 4:2.
    Paul uses the same language to describe two women in the church who were
    in a dispute. Have you ever had a sharp disagreement with another believer
    that caused you pain? Did you resolve it? Why or why not?
  3. Can believers disagree on issues? What issues? How should we disagree
    with one another and maintain unity?
  4. The conceit in Phil. 3 is “vain” conceit. In other words, it is vanity. In what
    ways have you struggled with conceit? In what ways do you struggle with
    selfish ambition? How does the second half of v. 3 provide a solution?
  5. What is one practical way you will apply Phil. 2:4 this week?
  6. What is the attitude we need to adopt according to Phil. 2:5? What
    attitude did Jesus have?
  7. Read Hebrews 1:3. What does that passage say about Jesus’ deity? How
    does this line up with Philippians 2:6? Why is it important that Jesus is fully
    God and fully man?
  8. Consider what Jesus did by coming to this earth, taking on flesh and
    dwelling among us. Pray and thank Him for what he did for you.
  9. How did Jesus humble himself according to Phil. 2:8?
    Jason C. Meyer says, “The cross was deemed an especially appropriate
    death for rebels and slaves because it was designed not just to kill but
    also to shame. The victim was stripped down to no (or few) clothes and
    typically nailed to the cross through the ankles and wrists (or, sometimes,
    fastened with ropes). Death would come by suffocation, when the victim
    could no longer lift himself to draw breath. This excruciating pain and
    shame was common to all who were crucified, but Jesus’ suffering on the
    cross is unparalleled and unequalled because he bore the terrible curse of
    sin (Gal. 3:13) and suffered the awful wrath of God as an atoning
    substitute and sacrifice (Rom. 3:21–26).”
  10. Read Isaiah 45:19-25. What similarities do you see between this
    passage and Philippians 2:6-11?