The Humility and Glory of King Jesus (Philippians 2:5–11)

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)

The Joy of Serving Others: Descending the Upward Staircase (Philippians 2:1–4)

Dr. Bill Cook

  1. What Paul commands: “Make my joy complete: (2:2a)
  2. What God provides: Our blessings in Christ are the foundation for joyful service and unity (2:1)
    1. Encouragement versus Discouragement
    2. Comfort versus Distress
    3. Fellowship versus Loneliness
    4. Tender Compassion versus Harsh Indifference
  3. Serving others is a key to joyful living (2:2b–4).
    1. “Be like-minded” – headed in the same direction for the same reasons.
    2. Selfish ambition and vain conceit are mortal enemies to joyful unity.
    3. The antidote to selfish ambition and vain conceit is humility, consider others better than yourself.

United We Stand . . . Divided We Fall (Philippians 1:27–30)

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)

The Joy of Living and Dying (Philippians 1:18–26)

A Fresh Look at Chains (Philippians 1:12–18)

Intercessory Prayer and the Joy of Abounding Love (Philippians 1:9–11)

The Joy of Gospel Relationships (Philippians 1:1–8)