PHILIPPIANS 2:1-11 Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate?
2 Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.
3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.
4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.
5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
6 Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to.
7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form,
8 he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
9 Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names,
10 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.
"Serve like a son." LOU ENGLE
JESUS SERVED LIKE A SON
HE WAS ELEVATED & RENAMED
LEXICON - AUTHORITY (FUNCTION)
MATTHEW 16:18 — JESUS RENAMES PETER
JESUS UNDERSTOOD HUMILITY AND SERVITUDE
SERVING ELEVATES YOU
CARPENTER - TEKTON - ONE THAT USES VARIOUS MATERIALS IN BUILDING - WOOD, STONE AND METAL
JESUS CAME TO BUILD US FROM THE GROUND UP
INSIDE — OUT
BUILDING IS RARELY AN OVERNIGHT PROCESS
THREE BUILDING MATERIALS JESUS NEEDS TO BUILD A NEW TEMPLE
I CORINTHIANS 6:19
PAST PRESENT FUTURE
HEBREWS 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
JER 29:11 GIVES US A FUTURE AND A HOPE
HE IS BUILDING US AND NAMING US ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE
ROMANS 8:28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
JESUS TAKES OUR PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE AND BUILDS SOMETHING GOOD