by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson
Director, Joyful Heart Renewal Ministries
He Emptied Himself - Philippians 2:1-11
Philippians 2:6-11 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Q1. (2:1-4). To achieve unity in your congregation, why is humility necessary?
Can you give an example of how lack of humility caused a division in your church?
What are you doing to bring unity in your church?
The Ultimate Example of Selfless Humility Displayed in Christ (2:5-11)
Q2. (2:6) In your own words, what does it mean that Christ didn't cling to his equality with God?
How specifically does this passage teach that Jesus is divine?
Q3. (2:7-8) Was Jesus really a human being or only pretending to be one?
What do these verses teach?
What difference does it really make whether or not Jesus was human?
Q4. (2:9-11) We know we're supposed to humble ourselves like Jesus did. But how can we know whether or not God will exalt us?
Why do we get impatient with this?
What does our impatience sometimes lead to?
Alpha & Omega MBC was founded in Chicago as a church committed to promoting the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Alpha nd Omega is a community minded and family friendly church where a stranger can find a friend and families can worship together.
As a community minded church we endeavor to bring community minded activities and resources to our members as well as the surrounding community.
Our goal is to expand our community projects to include and after school program as well as an adult continuing education center among our services that would be of value to our members and surrounding community.