Instructions When He Writes The Philippian Church Paul Recognizes That There Is

Instructions:

When he writes the Philippian church Paul recognizes that there is some pressure on them from enemies outside of the church. For that reason, it is important that they live in full accord and be of one mind. To strengthen the church Paul encourages them to practice humility and to help them understand what that means he instructs them to reflect on the example of Christ. Examine Paul’s teaching in Philippians 2 and discuss the following questions:

  1. How does Paul define the virtue of humility in this chapter?
  2. What does the ‘Christ hymn’ of Phil. 2.5-11 teach us about Jesus’ humility and why does Paul use Christ as a model for believers?
  3. Later in the chapter Paul gives other examples of people known to the Philippians church who practice humility. Who are these people and how do they model humility?
  4. How can humble attitudes help our churches today to be more unified?
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