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5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, andcoming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point ofdeath, even the death of the cross. 9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and thatevery tongue should confess that Jesus Christ isLord, to the glory of God the Father.
12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for Hisgood pleasure.
14 Do all things without complaining and disputing, 15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.
17 Yes, and if I am being poured out as a drink offeringon the sacrifice and service of your faith,I am glad and rejoice with you all. 18 For the same reason you also be glad and rejoice with me.
The Glory Behind Unity (John 17:22-23)
- Being made perfect
- Testimony to the world
- Manifestation of God’s love
The Mind of Christ (Phil. 2:5-8)
- Common purpose
- Common Spirit
- Common humility and suffering
The Road to Like-mindedness (Gal. 2:20, Phil. 2:12-13)
- New identity in Christ
- Working out our salvation in fear and trembling
- God working out my salvation
The Outcome of Belief and Obedience (Phil. 2:9-11, 2:14-15)
- Shine as lights
- Christ’s glory
- Out glory in Christ