Reset – Week 4
Reset: To set, adjust or fix in a new or different way
The Depths of Jesus’ Servanthood
“…make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had…
“Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross” Philippians 2:2-8 NLT
No task was beneath Jesus, and no person was unworthy
Jesus’ Six Steps of Servanthood
- He Gave Up His Divine Form
“Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to.” Philippians 2:6 NLT
- He Emptied Himself of Any Rights
“Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave” Philippians 2:7 NLT
- He Became a Man
“…and was born as a human being.” Philippians 2:7 NLT
- He Became a Servant
“Rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.” Philippians 2:7 NIV
- He Was Obedient to the Point of Death
“And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death…” Philippians 2:8 NIV
“This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.” John 15:13-14 NLT
- He Died a Terrible Kind of Death
“Therefore, (for that reason) God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” Philippians 2:9-11 NLT
“Look at how much encouragement you’ve found in your relationship with the Anointed One (Jesus)! You are filled to overflowing with his comforting love. You have experienced a deepening friendship with the Holy Spirit and have felt his tender affection and mercy. So I’m asking you, my friends, that you be joined together in perfect unity – with one heart, one passion, and united in one love. Walk together with one harmonious purpose and you will fill my heart with unbounded joy. Be free from pride-filled opinions, for they will only harm your cherished unity. Don’t allow self-promotion to hide in your hearts, but in authentic humility put others first and view others as more important than yourselves. Abandon every display of selfishness. Possess a greater concern for what matters to others instead of your own interests. And consider the example that Jesus, the Anointed One, has set before us. Let his mindset become your motivation.” Philippians 2:1-5 TPT
“Being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.” Philippians 2:2 NKJV
“So I’m asking you, my friends, that you be joined together in perfect unity”
Humility is the pathway to Unity
“And I ask not only for these disciples but also for all those who will one day believe in me through their message. I pray for them all to be joined together as one even as you and I, Father, are joined together as one. I pray for them to become one with us so that the world will recognize that you sent me. For the very glory you have given to me I have given them so that they will be joined together as one and experience the same unity that we enjoy. You live fully in me and now I live fully in them so that they will experience perfect unity, and the world will be convinced that you have sent me, for they will see that you love each one of them with the same passionate love that you have for me.” John 17:20-23 TPT
“Be free from pride-filled opinions, for they will only harm your cherished unity” Philippians 2:3 TPT
Do I think my views or judgements are always right?
Do I listen to others?
Do I desire to hear other’s opinions?
Our Attitudes Towards Others
“…In authentic humility put others first and view others as more important than yourselves. Abandon every display of selfishness. Possess a greater concern for what matters to others instead of your own interests.” Philippians 2:3-4 TPT
Do I put the needs of others above my needs?
Do I view others as less important than me?
- I really want to encourage you to take the time to think and reflect on this..ill be honest. There was a time in my life where I would’ve answered yes to this…here’s what. I know:
- Be honest with yourself when answering these…even if it hurts!
Do I want to help others progress in life?
Our Level of Honesty Determines our Level Growth
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