Studies in Philippians: The Humility of Christ

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Digging Deeper into Philippians 2: 5-8

  1. Read Philippians 2: 5-6.
    The New Testament is quite clear, Jesus has existed as God from eternity. Look up Hebrews 1: 1-3 and then John 1: 1-3 and discuss what you can learn about Christ’s preexistence as God.
  2. Read Philippians 2: 6-8 below and discuss the significance of the words in “quotes”.
    1. though he existed in the “form” of God,
      “He did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,”
      but “He emptied” himself, by “taking the form of a servant”, being born in the likeness of men.
      And being found in human form,
      “he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”
  3. In light of Jesus humility, how should we carry out Paul’s admonition in Philippians 2: 3-4.

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