Philippians: Joy with Attitude

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  • Date: Sunday, August 26, 2018
  • Speaker: Eric Van Scharrel
  • Series: Philippians
  • Scripture: Philippians 2:1-11

“Do nothing from selfish AMBITION or CONCEIT, but in HUMILITY count others more significant than yourselves.”

 -Philippians 2:3

I learn to be HUMBLE from the HUMILIATION of Jesus.  

 

 

Walking a mile…

 

 

Threats to the advance of the GOSPEL:

 

  • ENVY, rivalry (1:15) and selfish ambition (1:17)

 

  • Selfish ambition and CONCEIT (2:3)

 

  • GRUMBLING and disputing (2:14)

 

  • Seeking their OWN interests (2:21)

 

 

THE HEART OF OUR FAITH IS CHRIST JESUS, WHO (2:6ff)…

 

 

Insights from Philippians 2:

 

  1. God’s standard for humility does not come NATURALLY.

 

  1. Behavior that follows Christ Jesus begins in the MIND and HEART.

 

  1. Humility is a state of DOING.

 

  1. God specializes in “REPLACEMENT

 

 

How can I focus less on what I should not do, and focus more on what I should do?  

 

 

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