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Verse of the Day (September 14, 2020)

Verse of the Day (September 14, 2020) #BMSeminary – {vv. 1-11} The hymn in verses 6–11 describes the gospel as it was lived out by Jesus Christ himself. Despite his equality with God (v. 6), Christ “emptied” himself of heavenly privileges, taking the form of a servant and humbling himself to the point of death (v. 8). The lowest point of Christ’s humiliation was crucifixion, a violent means of punishing and degrading the lowliest of criminals. Yet God raised Jesus to eventual universal praise (vv. 9–11). Jesus’ humble death, burial, and resurrection for our sins is the essence of the gospel (cf. 1 Cor. 15:1–5). Paul makes the gospel application for Christians clear: unity (Phil. 2:2), humility (v. 3), and service (v. 4) is the glad path to which we are summoned. Since we are one with Christ (v. 1), Christians are to have Christ’s mind-set toward each other: having the same love, being of one mind, pursuing no rivalry, doing nothing from empty conceit, always prioritizing the interests of others. For Paul, this lifestyle of humility is again linked to “koinonia” (1:5, 7), but here the encouragement is “in Christ” and the empowering is our “participation in the Spirit” (2:1). Since we are one with Christ by the Spirit (v. 1), we are to act as one (v. 2) and imitate Christ (v. 5). This, Paul says, brings him joy (v. 2). [Gospel Transformation Study Bible]

1 thought on “Verse of the Day (September 14, 2020)”

  1. Is this a good time to asked to get a chance to restart this course, because I am so far behind in the class and to get done with the course on time I just asking to restart the course. Thank you Belinda Burroughs

    On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 7:12 PM Baptist Ministerial Seminary wrote:

    > Eduardo Marin, D.Min. posted: “Verse of the Day (September 14, 2020) > #BMSeminary – {vv. 1-11} The hymn in verses 6–11 describes the gospel as it > was lived out by Jesus Christ himself. Despite his equality with God (v. > 6), Christ “emptied” himself of heavenly privileges, taking the form” >

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