NextLevel Online: Philippians

Session 3: Cruciformity Manifested in Christ (2:1-11)

Session 3 talks about mindset and the pattern of cruciformity.


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Lesson Outline

Opening Thoughts

  • Philippians 2:1-11 is…

    • The most written about text in the Bible. Why?

    • The heart of this “call to cruciformity”

  • Never forget the two halves of the gospel:

    • Jesus is the Savior who…

    • Jesus is the Lord who…

Understanding Philippians 2:1-11

  • Our actions are rooted in a certain mindset…

    • Action-Mindset #1:

    • Action-Mindset #2:

  • And this mindset is most clearly revealed in Jesus.

    • Although…

      • Not…

      • But…

      • Because…

    • This is the pattern of cruciformity!

  • Some observations:

    • This is not the way our culture operates…

    • This is the secret sauce for much of what we seek…

    • This is not particularly new…

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

  • When you were 16 years old, how selfish were you?

  • What are some examples of the wrong mindset in the world around us?

  • Where do you see traces of this selfish mindset in yourself?

  • What difference would it make in your relationships if you began practicing cruciformity?

  • What tangible thing can you do in the next 48 hours to live out the message of this text?

  • Why is it important to remember the things Paul lists in the opening lines of this passage?

About NextLevel Online

The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.