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UNSELFISHNESS. PHILIPPIANS 2. Love in Action. God is love 1 John 4:8 If we don’t love, then we don’t know God Since God loved us, the right response is to love others (not just God) v.11 God showed His love by giving His Son v. 9-10 We should show our love to brethren 3:16-18

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Unselfishness

UNSELFISHNESS

PHILIPPIANS 2


Love in action

Love in Action

  • God is love 1 John 4:8

  • If we don’t love, then we don’t know God

  • Since God loved us, the right response is to love others (not just God) v.11

  • God showed His love by giving His Son v. 9-10

  • We should show our love to brethren 3:16-18

  • 1 Cor. 13:5 Love…does not seek its own

  • Love is unselfish

  • Philippians 2is the chapter of unselfishness


Philippians 2 1

Philippians 2:1

  • V.1 basisof unselfish motivesIf=Since…

  • Consolationin Christ Acts 4:36; 9:31; 2 Cor. 1:3-7

  • Comfortoflove John 11:19,31 specific kind of consolation

  • Fellowshipof the Spirit 2 Cor. 13:14, Acts 2:42 common purpose 1:27-30

  • Affection deep-rooted feeling of love 1 Jn 3:17

  • Mercy not giving what they deserve Jm 2:13


Philippians 2 2 3

Philippians 2:2-3

  • V.2 fulfill my joy (make me totally happy)

  • HOW?

  • Think the same thing 3:15-17 followapostles

  • Have the same love1 Peter 1:22 one another

  • Be of onesoulActs 4:32 harmoniousattitude

  • Be of onemind (see v.5-11) What do you enjoy thinking?

  • V3. nothing with strife James 3:13-18

  • Or empty glory Galatians 5:26 selfish pride


Philippians 2 3 4

Philippians 2:3-4

  • But in humility 1 Peter 5:5-7 think of others withhumilitybased onrelationship to God Matt. 18:1-4

  • Esteemothers as above yourselves Rom. 13:1,7 as we honorthegovernment 1 Peter 2:17

  • James 3:17 willing to yield is a practical application for brethren

  • V.4 look out for (scope,focus) things of others not for his own things (true unselfishness)


Philippians 2

Philippians 2

  • 1-4 unselfish attitude

  • 5-11 supreme example of Christ

  • 12-15 absenceofselfishbehavior

  • 17-18 theirsacrificeand Paul’s

  • 19-24 example of Timothy

  • 25-30 example of Epaphroditus

  • If we are unselfish, then we canfulfill the command to be united in Phil. 1:27-30

  • Must be in Christ forconsolation, comfort, fellowship Gal.3:26-27


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