a. Verse one demonstrates an interesting Greek clause (first class conditional clause) so it is actually if something is true AND IT IS…with that knowledge what can we see in verse 1?
b. What does Paul say will fulfill his joy?
c. Ultimately what does Paul describe in verse 2?
d. How could you summarize his exhortations from verses 3-4?
II. THE MIND OF CHRIST (vs. 5-11)
a. Can we have the mind of Christ?
b. What does it mean that Christ was equal with God?
c. How could Jesus / God not have a reputation (verse 7) and why would He do that?
d. What did Christ’s obedience cost Him?
e. What did His obedience gain Him?
III. GOD WHO WORKS IN YOU (vs. 12-18)
a. What does Paul mean “work out your own salvation?”
b. Why is God presently working in you?
c. What causes believers to shine in the world?
d. What was going to cause Paul to rejoice in the “day of Christ?”
IV. Application: How vital is humility to a Christian?