Christ My Pattern

Scripture Reference: Philippians 2:1-8

If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death— even death on a cross!


Christ’s Pattern:

1. He lived a life DEVOID of SELFISH AMBITION. vs.6-7

2. He lived a life DEFINED by SACRIFICIAL LOVE. v.8


My Plan:

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you… 1 Peter 5:6


..submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. Ephesians 5:21

Submit yourselves therefore to God. James 4:7

3. Seek SACRIFICE over STOLIDITY (emotionlessness: apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions)