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Outline—Philippians 2:8–11

  1. A dramatic low (v. 8)
  2. A dramatic high (v. 9)
  3. A dramatic honor (v. 10)
  4. A dramatic acclaim (v. 11)

Take Home Points

  • Even His ememies will recognize that Jesus is Lord and praise Him.
  • Jesus was brought low because of us, and we (believers) will be exalted because of Him.
  • Because Jesus was humble, we should be humble ourselves.
  • Authentic humility allows you to understand forgiveness.
  • Meaningful exaltation results from simple obedience.

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Outline—Philippians 2:5–8

  1. Sovereignty of God (v. 6)
  2. Service of God (v. 7)
  3. Sacrifice of God (v. 8)

Related Scripture—Isaiah 52:15–53:9

  1. Astonishing Messiah (vv. 52:13–15)
  2. Misunderstood Messiah (vv. 53:1–3)
  3. Vicarious Messiah (vv. 53:4–6)
  4. Submissive Messiah (vv. 53:7–9)
  5. Sovereigh Messiah (vv. 53:11–12)

Other References

  • The Wiersbe Bible Commentary: New Testament

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Outline—Philippians 2:1–4

  1. Four facts that make unity normal (v. 1)
  2. Four habits that make unity practical (vv. 2–4)

Take Home Points

  • Humility stems from our own ever-present dependence upon God for anything good to come out of us.
  • There are four things that God gives as facts: grounds, gift, glue, and grace. Therefore study to make it your business to be humble, figure out what unity looks like and promote it.

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Reference Passages:

  1. James 4:6–8
  2. Luke 14:15–35
  3. Luke 9:57–62

Take Home Points

  • Real discipleship begins with a changed heart.
  • Real discipleship is only campatible with humility.
  • Real discipleship requires a conscious advance commitment.
  • Real discipleship is not some theoretical abstract, “maybe today” thing. It is a hard reality that is open-ended.

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Ref: James 4:6–10

Principles of Discipleship

Outline—Luke 9:23–26

  1. Decision (v. 23)
  2. Denial (v. 24)
  3. Dedication (v. 25)
  4. Determination (v. 26)

Take Home Points

  • Real discipleship begins with a changed heart.
  • Real discipleship is not a theoretical abstract, a collection of open options. Discipleship is a hard, measurable reality.
  • Are you disciple of Jesus Christ, or are you double-minded?

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Outline—James 4:8

Humility treasures purity in its love for God—Partnered preparation.

  1. Choose to know God
  2. Choose to keep clean (Story of the salvation of Cornelius the Centurion through Peter)

Take Home Points

  • The text challenges everyone, no matter where you are on the spiritual scale from interested in salvation to born again, to draw near to God.
  • Have you shortened the distance between you and God?
  • Keep telling the story of the Gospel! It is in the telling that God does the work of drawing a lost soul.

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