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Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.

-Philippians 2:1-5

Before I can change how I people, I must change how I about people.

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.

-Romans 12:2

Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to.

-Philippians 2:6

1.  To think like Jesus, I need to be willing to give up rights for the rights of .

Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being.

-Philippians 2:7

2. To think like Jesus, I need to understand my in God’s plan is to .

For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.
 
-Galatians 5:13
When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
 
-Philippians 2:8

3.  To think like Jesus, I need to understand that will come with a .

“Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”

-Luke 22:42

 

Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

-Philippians 2:9-11

4. To think like Jesus, I need to that God His servants.

So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.
And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering. Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.

-Romans 8:15-18

LIFE APPLICATION
To discuss during the week with your family, Life Group, or Campus.

1. Which of the scriptures today impacted you? Why?

2. What else stood out to you in this message?

3. What next step is Jesus asking you to take as a result of this
message?