Summary: Christ’s Example of Humble Service.
This passage is often referred to as the “hymn of Christ.” Paul depicts Christ’s example of service in a stirring poem that traces his preexistence, incarnation, death, resurrection, and ascension to the right hand of God.
(ESV Study Bible)
Three Reflections On Humility
1. The Definition Of Humility. (vv 1-2)
Humility Is Defined By Our…
2. The Principle Of Humility (vv3-4)
Be Dead To Self
Be Dedicated To Serve
3. The Example Of Humility (vv 5-11)
Jesus Laid Aside The Rank And Dignity That Were His In Heaven.
Jesus Was Willing To Identify With The Lowest Of Mankind.
Jesus Subjected Himself To Man’s Weaknesses And Infirmities.
Jesus Died A Death He Did Not Deserve.
God The Father Exalted Him.
God The Father Gave Him A Name Above Every Name.