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Humility, It's All in Your Head

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I. Think of the requirement for humility. (Vv 6-7a)

John 1:1 NASB95
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 5:18 NASB95
For this reason therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.
John 10:33 NASB95
The Jews answered Him, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God.”

II. Think of the reason for humility. (Vv 7b-8)

II. Think of the reason for humility. (Vv 7b-8)

Matthew 20:28 NASB95
just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
2 Corinthians 8:9 NASB95
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.

III. Think of the reward for humility. (Vv 9-11a)

Hebrews 2:9 NASB95
But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.
Hebrews 2:8 NASB95
You have put all things in subjection under his feet.” For in subjecting all things to him, He left nothing that is not subject to him. But now we do not yet see all things subjected to him.
Hebrews 2:8 NASB95
You have put all things in subjection under his feet.” For in subjecting all things to him, He left nothing that is not subject to him. But now we do not yet see all things subjected to him.
Hebrews 12:2 NASB95
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
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Matthew 20:26 NASB95
“It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant,

IV. Think of the result of humility. (V 11b)

John 13:31 NASB95
Therefore when he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in Him;
John 17:1 NASB95
Jesus spoke these things; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son, that the Son may glorify You,

Big Idea: Practice the humility of Christ by learning to think like Christ.

Study Guide
How do these verses relate to the charge Paul gave the Philippians in verses 1-4?
Why might dwelling on the person of Jesus Christ lead to the kind of humility called for in the previous passage?
Why might dwelling on the person of Jesus Christ lead to the kind of humility called for in the previous passage?
What would it mean for you to have the mind of Christ? Why didn’t Paul call for the Philippians to have the actions of Christ? Why did he point to the mind of Christ instead?
What would it mean for you to have the mind of Christ? Why didn’t Paul call for the Philippians to have the actions of Christ? Why did he point to the mind of Christ instead?
Read . How did Jesus describe His own attitude? Why is serving others necessary if you want to display humility?
Read . How did Jesus describe His own attitude? Why is serving others necessary if you want to display humility?
Is it possible to serve others and yet not do so with the right mind or attitude? What might this kind of service look like?
Is it possible to serve others and yet not do so with the right mind or attitude? What might this kind of service look like?
What do you think it was like for Jesus to leave heaven and become human? What did He give up in doing so? What did we gain from His action?
What do you think it was like for Jesus to leave heaven and become human? What did He give up in doing so? What did we gain from His action?
Though culture often views humility as a weakness, in what ways did Jesus’ humility convey and require strength?
Though culture often views humility as a weakness, in what ways did Jesus’ humility convey and require strength?
Out of this entire passage, what part of the description of Jesus is most moving to you? Why?
Out of this entire passage, what part of the description of Jesus is most moving to you? Why?
Why do you think the church might have sung words like these in their early days?
Why do you think the church might have sung words like these in their early days?
How would singing these words serve as both a protection for and a motivation to the church?
How would singing these words serve as both a protection for and a motivation to the church?
For what reason did the Father exalt the Son, according to these verses?
For what reason did the Father exalt the Son, according to these verses?
How does this passage challenge society’s definition of success?
How does this passage challenge society’s definition of success?
What is one opportunity when you can set aside 10 minutes, each day, and read this passage in ? How do you think your attitude might begin to change as you do so?
What is one opportunity when you can set aside 10 minutes, each day, and read this passage in ? How do you think your attitude might begin to change as you do so?
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