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Summary: Jesus gave us great example of living for us to immitate as true children of God.

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Jesus gave us great example of living for us to immitate as true children of God.

I. He thinks of others (vs.5-6)

-"your attitude should be the same as that of Jesus Christ"

-Outlook determines outcome. If the outlook is selfish, the actions will be devisive and destructive.

-"If you want to find out what a worker is really like, don’t give him responsibilities, give him privileges."

-"A driver’s license is not an authority to drive but a privilege to drive."

-Most people can handle responsibilities if you pay him big.

II. He serves to others (v.7)

-Thinking of others in an abstract sense is insufficient; you must get down to him deeper.

III. He sacrifices for others (v.8)

-Many people are willing to serve others if it does not cost them anything. But if there is a price to do that, they suddenly cost interest.

-"A ministry that cost nothing accomplishes nothing"-Dr. J.H. Joweth

-"If there is to be a blessing, there must be some bleeding"

IV. He obeys God (8b)

-He became obedient to death-even the death of the cross.

-Military rule: "Obey first before you complain"

-To obey is better than sacrifice (1 Sam. 15:22)

V. He glorifies God (9-11)

-Of course, the goal of all that we do is to glorify God.

-Paul worry us against "vainglory" in verse 3.

"Many Christians and pastors have rivalry with their accomplishments in their own ministry. But Jesus humble himself even to death."


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