Who is Jesus and Why Does It Matter?

Teaching Notes

2 Part Series
Chip Ingram | [email protected]


Part 1 | Who is Jesus and Why Does It Matter?                                                  Philippians 2, NASB 1995


The Apostle Paul’s Dilemma                                                                                                                     Phil. 1:19-30


Paul’s Plea for Relational & Missional Unity                                                                                         Phil. 2:1-2

  • The ____________________ = external hostility, internal conflict
  • The ____________________ of his plea.                                                                                                              v.1
  • The ____________________ of his plea.                                                                                                             v.2



Paul’s Command for Other-Centered Relationships                                                                           Phil. 3-4

  • Negativity Stated 3
  • Positivity Stated 4

Paul’s Ultimate Example to Follow                                                                                                         Phil. 2:5-11

5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,

6  who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,

7  but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.

8  Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

9  For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,

10  so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

11  and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


Key Observations About Jesus



Paul’s Application                                                                                                                                       Phil. 2:12-16