Philippians Study Lesson 3

Central Illinois Pinnacle Forum Study/Spring ‘14

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Philippians 1:27-2:11 - Joy in Humility

Warming up to God: What is the difference between humility and poor self- image? Read Philippians 1:27-2:11.

DISCOVERING THE WORD

  1. What does it mean to conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel? (vv.27-30)

  2. How can our experience of Christ and his Spirit (v.1) help us to achieve the unity Paul

    desires in verse 2?

  3. How do verses 3 & 4 help us to understand the nature of humility?

  4. How did each of Christ’s actions illustrate humility and concern for the interests of

    others (vv.6-8)

  5. In your own words describe God’s response to Jesus’ humility (vv.9-11)

APPLYING THE WORD

1. Who might you be tempted to consider less important than yourself during the next few days?

2. What act of humble service could you do for this person instead?

CONCLUSION

The way God wants us to stand firm as one in the face of those hostile to the gospel is to set aside rivalry and vainglory; and in humility consider others more important than ourselves-just like Jesus.

““Humility is the noble choice of putting my strength for the good of others.”

RESPONDING IN PRAYER

Pray for the opportunity to serve others as Christ has served you.

Posted on August 21, 2014 .