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Summary: Paul encourages to have the mind of Jesus

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Who can forget FRANKENSTIEN: Igor drops the right brain and brings the wrong one.

1. We don’t need a new brain but we do need a new MIND. People in this world with great brains but terrible minds. We need the mind of Christ in us.

2. A mind contains our attitudes, desires and will to surrender our lives.

Phroneo(attitude/mind) refers to the basic orientation, bent, and thought patterns of one’s mind, rather than to the intellect itself. In the present tense (continuous action, lifestyle) active voice (personal decision of the will) imperative mood (command not suggestion).

Robert Murray M’Cheyne said... "It’s not great talents that God blesses, but great likeness to Jesus."

2:5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,

Romans 12:2….do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you may prove what is the good and acceptable will of God.

with unveiled face (behold) as in a mirror the glory of the Lord" in passages such as the one we are studying, we will be "transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit" (2Cor 3:18)

WHAT DOES A BRAIN SCAN OF JESUS SHOW US?

2:6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,

2:7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.

2:8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

2:9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,

2:10 so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

2:11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Charles Lamb once said, "If Shakespeare walked into the room we would stand. But if Jesus walked into the room we would bow."

ETERNAL SON: 2:6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,

2:7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.

He appeared "in human likeness." He became a man fully and truly without ceasing to be God. It means that to all outward appearances he was merely a man, but in reality he was more than a man. He was God in human flesh. Call this the "Incarnation"—God coming to the earth in human flesh. We see Jesus described, defined, and declared as the Eternal Son.

John 1:1, "In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, and the Word was God." "He that hath seen Me, hath seen the Father" (John 14:9). "I and My Father are one" (John 10:30).

When the angel appeared to Joseph and told him that Mary was carrying a child, the angel declared, "They shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us" (Matt. 1:23).

Equally God. " did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,"

The word "equal" means, "to be on par with." Jesus is the same as God, equal with God.


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