Sometimes we can discover what a church's problems were by reading between the lines. What problem was present in the church at Philippi? (If no one can think of anything, point them to chapter 4:2-7) Why would this be a problem serious enough for Paul to confront in his letter to them?
If Jesus was in very nature God, why does verse 6 talk about “grasping at equality” with God?
In what sense did Jesus “empty” himself? Why did he need to empty himself of anything in order to become human?
When we read through the gospels, we probably have a tendency to view Jesus as being either more divine or more human. Which do you lean towards?
Have you ever been motivated by selfish ambition or vain conceit?
Why do we find it so hard to think of others as better than ourselves?
We are called to have the “mind” of Christ. How is this different than simply following Jesus’ example?
How does Christ’s example of humility and obedience speak to your life circumstances this week?