NextLevel Online: Philippians

Session 4: Cruciformity Modeled in the Church (2:12-30)

What do we get when we live like Jesus?


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Lesson Outline

Opening Thoughts

  • What is Philippians? (A call to…)

  • What else have we learned so far?

Studying Philippians 2:12-30

  • Part 1 (2:12-18)

    • When we live like Jesus, we…

    • How does the Old Testament language deepen this picture?

  • Part 2 (2:19-30)

    • When we live like Jesus, we…

    • More than just “travel reports” –

      • How does Timothy look like Jesus?

      • How does Epaphroditus look like Jesus?

  • We see Jesus clearly though in the lives of those in whom he dwells.

    • So… Pay attention to…

    • So… Pursue Christlikeness so that…

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

  • How have you seen the idea that “you can’t be what you can’t see” played out in your own experience?

  • Who have been some of the most impactful leaders/teachers/mentors in your life? What have you learned from each of them?

  • Who are some examples of everyday cruciformity that you are prone to miss?

  • If someone examined your life to discover what it means to look like Jesus, how well wouldthat work out for them?

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.