v. 1 â€“ Four Exhortations to Unity. v. 2 â€“ be like-minded â€“ having the same love â€“ of one accord, of one mind. v. 3 â€“ A key to understanding verses 5-11 v. 4 â€“ We naturally look out for our own interests.
The Introduction to the Hymn v. 5
This is a passage only applicable to Christians. You are in Christ â€“ so have the same mind-set that was in Christ.
The Hymn Itself 6-11
I. The Pre-Incarnate Christ 6
Being in THE FORM of God Taking THE FORM of a bondslave
II. His Humiliation 7-8
A. He Made Himself of no reputation -- He emptied Himself -- He made himself nothing -- Possible allusion to Isaiah 53:12 â€“ â€śHe â€¦poured out his soul unto deathâ€ť.
B. Taking the form of a bond-slave; Coming in the likeness of men Being found in appearance as a man
C. The Humiliation of Death on the Cross 8b
III. His Exaltation 9-11
A. He has the Name above every Name.
B. Every knee will bow, every tongue confess -- Isaiah 45:22-25
C. Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father
Outstanding Sermon! I didn't know these verses of Scripture were a hymn. This is an excellent sermon. I'm always blessed by Pastor Marquedant's teaching. It is my prayer to have this same mind that was in Jesus my Savior. To God be the glory!
Pastor Steve came to Christ at the age of 11. He graduated from Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in 1979 with a B.A. in theology as the Valedictorian of his class. He joined our church in 1978, came on staff, full-time in 1980, was ordained as an Elder in 1982, and became...