Reflecting Jesus

Reflecting Jesus

Reflecting Jesus

Philippians 2:1-11
Sunday, July 21, 2019

 

1.Two enemies of unity that produce great damage in the Body of Christ are SELFISH AMBITION and CONCEIT.

(1 Peter 5:5; Galatians 6:4; James 4:6; Proverbs 8:13; 16:5,18; Romans 12:3,16; 1 Corinthians 13:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Colossians 3:12)

2. We can become so SELF – absorbed that we lose track that we are in a FAMILY.

(Romans 12:10; 1 Corinthians 10:24; Galatians 5:13,26; Ephesians 5:21)

3. We are to REFLECT and imitate the ATTITUDE and mind of Jesus.

(1 Corinthians 2:10-16; Romans 8:7-9; Galatians 2:20; 1 Peter 4:1-2; Matthew 11:29; Colossians 3:13; 1 Corinthians 11:1; Ephesians 5:1; 1 John 2:6)

4. Jesus did not INSIST on His RIGHTS.

(1 Corinthians 9:12,15,19; 13:5)

5. Jesus willingly SERVED and GAVE.

(Mark 10:42-45; John 3:16; Ephesians 5:2; 1 Timothy 2:6; Galatians 1:4; John 13:13-16)

6. Jesus came as ONE OF US.

(Hebrews 2:10,14-18; 4:15; Matthew 13:55; John 7:5; Luke 22:42; Isaiah 53:2; 2 Corinthians 8:9)

7. Jesus was humbly OBEDIENT to God’s will, holding NOTHING back.

(Hebrews 5:8,10:7; John 12:49,14:31; Matthew 26:39; Romans 5:19)

Taking it further to help you THRIVE

1. Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged, or confused you?

2. Using the note sheet points from this message, make a ‘list’ of ways we can be more like Christ. With which of these do you struggle the most?

3. What thoughts and actions might indicate we are self-absorbed? What changes should we make in each of these areas?

4. When we insist upon our way (even if we are ‘right’), it can lead to negative consequences. When have you ‘insisted on your way’ and had it end poorly? What lessons can we learn / what thoughts should we keep in mind when tempted to overly promote our way / perspective?

5. Jesus came as one of us; He entered our world. From this we can learn the importance of joining with others and being where they are. Why is this important, and what are some practical ways we can do this?