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Exegetical Study of Philippians 2

Exegetical Study of Philippians 2

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Exegetical Research of Philippians 2:1-11
Exegetical Research of Philippians 2:1-11

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Exegetical Study of Philippians 2:1-11
OUTLINE:
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 If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,
2
then make my joy complete bybeing like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.
 3
 Do nothing out of selfishambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
4
 Each of youshould look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
 5 
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
6
Who, being in very nature
 
God,did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
but made himself nothing,taking the very nature of a servant,being made in human likeness.
8
And being found in appearance as a man,he humbled himself and became obedient to death
 even death on a cross!
9
Therefore God exalted him to the highest placeand gave him the name that is above every name,
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that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
 
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and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,to the glory of God the Father
.”
1
 
 As a part of the Apostle Paul’s letter to Philippi he encourages the
church there, inthe passage of Philippians 2:1-11, to be united together in selfless humility. As a model of this truth, Paul uses the perfect example of the Lord Jesus Christ. Christ is the perfectexample of selfless humility in servanthood. This is
Paul’s encouragement to the church as
they live humbly as followers of Christ.
1.
 
(2:1-11)
Living Humbly as followers of Christ
a.
 
(1-4)
 Motivation to live humbly in unity Christ 
i.
 
(1)
 Four Spiritual Benefits
ii.
 
(2-4)
 Four Spiritual Directives
b.
 
(5-11)
Christ the Model of Living Humbly
i.
 
(5-8)
Christ’s emptying
 
ii.
 
(9-11)
Christ’s exalting
 
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The Holy Bible: New International Version
. 1996 (electronic ed.) (Php 2:1-11). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.
 
 An outline of this passage begins with the beginning section in verses 1-4. In these verses Paul motivates the believers at Philippi to live in unity and humility for Christ. In verse
1 Paul lists four spiritual benefits or incentives for unity, “
 If you have anyencouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion
.
2
In verses 2-4 he writes the d
irectives for the four incentives listed in verse 1, “
2
thenmake my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and  purpose.
 3
 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility considerothers better than yourselves
4
 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
 3
 The next section, 5-11, Paul provides a flawless model of living humbly by explainingthe selflessness sacrifice of Jesus Christ. In verse 5, Paul declares that the attitude of every 
 believer must reflect the attitude of Jesus Christ,
 5 
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
4
In verses 6-
8, an example of Christ’s selfless humility is described as Heemptied Himself and took on human nature and died on Calvary’s cross, “
6
Who, being invery nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
but madehimself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
8
 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death
 even death on a cross!
 5 
” 
 
2
The Holy Bible: New International Version
. 1996 (electronic ed.) (Php 2:1). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.
3
The Holy Bible: New International Version
. 1996 (electronic ed.) (Php 2:2
 – 
4). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.
4
The Holy Bible: New International Version
. 1996 (electronic ed.) (Php 2:5). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.
5
The Holy Bible: New International Version
. 1996 (electronic ed.) (Php 2:6-8). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

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