Proposition: In Philippians 2:5-8 Paul shows us two counter-cultural decisions of Christ which reflect a mind-set of absolute humility so that by thinking and acting like Christ, the local church might be joyfully united in their efforts to advance the gospel.
- Christ did not wield his status and authority to serve himself (v. 6)
- Christ waived his status and authority to serve others (v. 7-8)
- Christ made himself nothing (v. 7)
- Christ humiliated himself (v. 8)