Have This Mindset

Stand Alone

By Cory DiCarro, July 03, 2022

Philippians 2:1–2 1 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

Philippians 2:3 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit,…

  • There can be no joy in the life of a Christian who puts himself or herself above others.

Philippians 2:3–4 3 … but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

  • Outlook determines outcome.

“True humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.” - C.S. Lewis

Philippians 2:5–11 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so 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.

  1. He served (v7)

  2. He sacrificed (v8)

  3. He glorified God (v9–11)

Philippians 2:13–15 13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. 14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing, 15 that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

  • God is working in you and He wants to do something through you!

Final Thought

  • Nothing has the potential to change the world like the mission of the local church!