A Different Kind of God

A Different Kind of God

Philippians 2:5-11

Call to Worship: Psalms 8:1, 3-4, 9 (NIV)

Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
    in the heavens.

When I consider your heavens,
    the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
    which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?

Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Scripture Reading: Psalms 103:8, 13-14, 17-18 (NIV)

The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
    slow to anger, abounding in love.

As a father has compassion on his children,
    so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
 for he knows how we are formed,
    he remembers that we are dust.

But from everlasting to everlasting
    the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
    and his righteousness with their children’s children—
with those who keep his covenant
    and remember to obey his precepts.

Sermon Text: Philippians 2:5-11 (ESV)

I. His Pre-existence (5-6)
5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,

II. His Incarnation (7-8)
7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

III. His Exaltation (9-11)
9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


How Majestic (Citizens & Saints)
This Is Amazing Grace (J. Farro, J. Riddle, P. Wickham)
This I Believe (B. Fielding, M. Crocker)
I See a Hero (S. Edwards)
In Christ Alone (K. Getty, S. Townend)