Presentation on theme: "When God became a man Phil 2:5-13. Christmas Trilogy When God became a man Why God became a man Emmanuel : God with us."— Presentation transcript:
When God became a man Phil 2:5-13
Christmas Trilogy When God became a man Why God became a man Emmanuel : God with us
Philippians 2 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross
5. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, Attitude Careful thought Imperative..Dominate
Attitude of Jesus
, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.
Zeus and Hermes..disguised
Likeness of man
Form of God..More than meets the eye Morph e Glory of God,majesty, splendor, light Form that expresses the being which underlies it And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed. Jn 17:5
, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, something to be used for his own advantage
Grasped..arpagmon...leveraged Dr Hassan Abdul Rahman
"As man now is, God once was; As God now is, man may be." Lorenzo Snow 5th President Mormon Church No one goes in the opposite trajectory
, 6, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, something to be used for his own advantage
, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, Because Concessive or causal
, 6 who, because he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be taken advantage of, Jesus not disguising...revealing who God is
Gods nature is to empty Himself to serve Our concepts of God wrong..all powerful aloof Warriors, kings, Not one off unusual circumstance but part of his nature Divine selflessness.. Affects culture, family
And one of the elders said to me, Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals. Rev 5:5 And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain,Rev 5:6
It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, 28 even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Matt 20:26-28
Incarnation 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross
Note the difference He emptied himself He humbled himself God
Kenoo To make empty
Phil 2:17 Describes Paul's service Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, Christ poured out himself, putting himself totally at the disposal of people '.
He emptied himself.....incarnation by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men And being found in human form authenticity No rights,priv,humiliation Identified, bapt,bodilyfunc
Docetists "By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit which confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit which does not confess Jesus is not of God. This is the spirit of antichrist" (1 John 4: 2- 3). The humility of all bodily functions
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we areyet was without sin (Hebrews 4:15).
Leon Morris The man who yields to a particular temptation has not felt its full power. He has given in while the temptation has yet something in reserve.
He humbled himself....service by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross Divine scandal
Marcus Tullius Cicero The cross is "the worst extreme of the tortures inflicted upon slaves." "To bind a Roman citizen is a crime; to flog him is an abomination; to slay him is almost an act of murder; to crucify him is – what? There is no fitting word that can possibly describe so horrible a deed."
Gods reciprocal response...reward or consequence. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. He emptied himself He humbled himself God
Exaltation Given by grace Vindication Confirmation of true identity
Gods reciprocal response Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. spheres of the universe were under the control of invisible spirit- powers
Refers to Yahweh Is 45:23 By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.
Jesus is Yahweh!
Christmas Event Lord sovereign Slave submission Author of Life Death on cross
1. Practice biblical humility
L Sermon..feel it Jesus Messiah..carpenter
Phil 2:3-4 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4.Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. trash yourselves..OT Car life grp
Not about you...about serving others
Christian attitude..self forgetfulness in order to serve We emptied ourselves We humbled ourselves Current position Enter globe
2. Practice incarnational servanthood Within the city Beyond your limits
Christian attitude Incorporation Service Current position
Anabaptists 16th century Purify from
Amis h Mennonite Hunterrian brethren Turn society in the church. Win souls Only bible study..train..elder
Jews in exile at Babylon Move into the city and loose your spiritual identity Stay out of the city and keep your spiritual identity Move into the city and keep your spiritual identity
Faithful presence within the community 5Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. Jer 29:5,7
Faithful presence within the community..no sacred secular divide What then is all our work to God whether it be in the field or in the garden, in war or in government but such child's performance by which He wants to give us His gifts. Therefore our work, these are the masks of God behind which he wants to remain concealed and do all things.
Your way was through the sea,your path through the great waters; yet your footprints were unseen. Psalm 77:19
The first 300 years Christianity ultimately survived and continues to prosper, through the power of the personal influence of the people who live according to its principles, that is, normal lay faithful and families who aspire to holiness according to the model of Christ
Energy, purpose and love Support Education Practical help
Servanthood releases the transformative power of the cross If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. Mark
Bill Wilson co founder of Alcoholic Anonymous In helping he received strength Break addiction
God will not look you over for medals, degrees, or diplomas, but for scars. Elbert Hubbard
David Cerqueira writes from Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.
3. Our Hope is in final vindication Serve bcos of who we are our nature not reward
Romans 8 :17 and if children, then heirsheirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
Phil 1:14 And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
Fearless servants Natalya Dmytruk Viktor Yanukovych Yushchenk o Judge