The Humility and Glory of King Jesus (Philippians 2:5–11)
Dr. Bill Cook
1. What Jesus did: A look back to Jesus’ preexistent glory and humble incarnation (2:5–8)
2. What God the Father has done: A look up to Jesus’ glorious exaltation and the future universal confession that Jesus Christ is Lord (2:9-11)
The Joy of Serving Others: Descending the Upward Staircase (Philippians 2:1–4)
Dr. Bill Cook
- What Paul commands: “Make my joy complete: (2:2a)
- What God provides: Our blessings in Christ are the foundation for joyful service and unity (2:1)
- Encouragement versus Discouragement
- Comfort versus Distress
- Fellowship versus Loneliness
- Tender Compassion versus Harsh Indifference
- Serving others is a key to joyful living (2:2b–4).
- “Be like-minded” – headed in the same direction for the same reasons.
- Selfish ambition and vain conceit are mortal enemies to joyful unity.
- The antidote to selfish ambition and vain conceit is humility, consider others better than yourself.
I. Consistency: Live a life worthy of the gospel (1:27a)
“We live what we truly believe . . . all the rest is just religious talk”
II. Cooperation: Be a part of the gospel church (1:27–28a)
1. A Defensive Posture: “Stand firm in one spirit”
2. An Offensive Advance: “Contending as one man for thefaith of the gospel”
3. A Victorious Attitude: “Without being frightened”
III. Confident: Reassurance in the battle (1:28b–30)
1. Victory is Assured: “. . .that you will be saved and that by God” (1:28b)
2. Double Assurance: “for it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ. . . ” (1:29–30)