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Summary: This message examines the characteristics that a Christian exhibits if they have the mind of Christ.

"The Mind of Christ"

Text: Philippians 2:5-8


-Apostle Paul instructs the believer in v5, that he is to have the same mind as Christ did when he walked this earth.

-V6. - Paul tells us by the way, Christ Jesus is God.

-They are equal.

-They one and the same.

-1 Tim. 3:16 - Jesus was "God manifest in the flesh"

-V7. - Begins with "But"

-Paul is saying in v7, "Despite Christ Jesus being God, he did not forget why he came to this earth to take upon himself a form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of man.

-Paul is telling us that Christ had a mind of a servant as evidenced by the two words in v. 8, "humbled" and "obedient".

-As Christians my dear friends we are to have a servant’s mind like Christ did.

-Jesus is our example to follow.

-Two important characteristics of a servant is "humility" and "obedience".

-Jesus displayed them throughout his entire ministry.

-Culminating with his obedience to the Father by His death on the cross.

-This morning we want to look at three three aspects of the servant, Jesus Christ.


A. Words of Humility

-Mark 10:43-44 - On how to achieve greatness.

*James & John wanted sit on right & left of Christ in glory.

-Mark 10:45 - "give his life a ransom"

*Jesus came to give not get!!!

-Luke 22:27 - Greater to serve

B. Words of Obedience

-John 5:30, 6:38 - Jesus came to earth fulfill the will of

the Father.

-Luke 22:42 - "Remove this cup, your will not my will be

done. - The Father’s will always put first.

*Cup, Jesus talking about no his death but the Father’s

wrath poured out on sin.

*See 2 Cor. 5:21

*Earth grew dark for 3 hours.

*Jesus cried, "My God, my God why hast thou forsaken me"

*At this point God, the Father turned his back on His as

Jesus was being made sin for us and God’s wrath was being

poured out on him.

*God the Father turned His back on the Son because God is

Holy cannot look upon sin.


A. Humility

-Footwashing - Jn. 13:3-5; 12-17.

B. Obedience

-Jn 19:17-18 - "bearing his cross"

-Phil. 2:8 - "...became obedient unto death, even the death

of the cross."

-Heb. 12:2 - Concerning Jesus, "...endured the cross,

despising the shame."


A. Position

-Mark 16:19 - He went up to sit down on the right of the


B. Person

-Phil 2:9-11

C. Power

-Rev. 5:11-13

-One day those who have been God’s servants down here will be exalted and glorified up there.

*1 Peter 5:6

*Rev. 3:21

*Col. 3:4


-We have examined the Mind of Christ which we saw is the mind of a servant.

-The mind of a servant is characterized by humility & obedience.

-We heard and saw in Christ:

*The exclamation of a servant

*The example of a servant

*The exaltation of a servant

-My question to you is Do you possess the mind of Christ, the Servant’s Mind?

-It’s a humble mind.

-It’s an obedient mind.

-Would you rather be ministered unto or would you rather minister to others?

-Would you rather be served or would you rather serve others?

-Are you denying self, taking up your cross and following Christ or are you satisfying the flesh, leaving your cross, and following the world, the flesh and the devil.

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