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Philippians 2

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What did Jesus give up to come to earth in human form?

What did Jesus give up to come to earth in human form?

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    • Jesus Emptied HimselfPhilippians 2:6-8 6 who, being in the form ofGod, did not consider it robbery to be equal withGod, 7 but made Himself of no reputation,taking the form of a bondservant, and coming inthe likeness of men. 8 And being found inappearance as a man, He humbled Himself andbecame obedient to the point of death, even thedeath of the cross
    • IntroductionThere are severalmisunderstandings about thispassage.First – put this passage underthe microscopeThen – We will back awayand see what it is teaching
    • MICROSCOPEWe will look at the important words inPhilippians 2:6-8FORM – v. 6 (being in the form of God) & 7(taking the form of a bondservant)The same word is used in Mark 16:12 Afterthat, He appeared in another form to two ofthem as they walked and went into thecountry.
    • MICROSCOPEFORMROBBERY v. 2 did not consider it robberyThis is an error in translationMost translations say “a thing to be grasped”Jesus was not robbedHe saw that he could let go
    • MICROSCOPEFORMROBBERYEQUAL – 2 to be equal with GodSomthing that is like another thing, thesame, equal, in agreement
    • MICROSCOPEFORMROBBERYEQUALMADE – v. 7 but made HimselfTo make or become – Mark 1:7 “becomefishers of men”
    • MICROSCOPEFORM ROBBERYEQUAL MADEEMPTIED – v. 7 of no reputation (KJV,NKJV)Greek word – To be void, of no value, tolower or reduce
    • MICROSCOPEFORM ROBBERYEQUAL MADEEMPTIEDLIKENESS – v. 7 coming in the likeness ofmenTo be alike in some aspect – Romans 6:5For if we have been united together in thelikeness of His death, certainly we alsoshall be in the likeness of His resurrection,
    • MICROSCOPEFORM ROBBERYEQUAL MADEEMPTIED LIKENESSFASHION – v. 8 And being found inappearance as a manFashion (KJV) = manner, charater, figure,form – 1 Corinthians 7:31b For the form ofthis world is passing away.
    • BACK AWAYSometimes we look too close and cant seethe real message“We cant see the forest because all the treesare in the way.”What does Paul want the Philippians tounderstand and do ? Have the mind of Christ – v. 5 Focus on the cross – vs. 9-11
    • BACK AWAYPhilippians 2:6-9 is not about the birth ofJesus in BethlehemThis passage is about His crossV. 8 And being found in appearance as aman, He humbled Himself and becameobedient to the point of death, even thedeath of the cross.
    • BACK AWAYNOTICE :He humbled himselfHe was obedient unto deathDeath of the cross
    • BACK AWAYWe must understand the sacrifice andsuffering of Christ.He was over the angelsNow he is in submission to humanweaknessHe was immortal and eternal but becamesubject to death