Digging Deeper into Philippians 2: 5-8
1. Read Philippians 2: 5-6.The New Testament is quite clear, Jesus has existed as God from eternity. Look up Hebrews 1: 1-3 and then John 1: 1-3 and discuss what you can learn about Christ’s preexistence as God.
2. Read Philippians 2: 6-8 below and discuss the significance of the words in "quotes".
though he existed in the "form" of God, "He did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,"but "He emptied" himself, by "taking the form of a servant", being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, "he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross."
3. In light of Jesus' humility, how should we carry out Paul’s admonition in Philippians 2: 3-4.