True Christian faith produces action. The gospel is not just a nice story, it is a call to radical change of personal life and interaction with others.
Paul has just spent 16 verses (see Phil 1:12-28) explaining his personal reaction to suffering for the sake of Christ.
If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being li
Attitude is not a private thing. It is always displayed by external relationships. The 'attitude' of an aircraft describes how it lines up with the horizon, flight path or glide path.
If there was anyone who had the right to be treated as God, it was Jesus. But His attitude showed how the 'image of God' should really look in a human being.
Most people accept that Jesus was crucified.
The word 'therefore' refers back to v5-8 in which the humble servanthood of Christ is the example for normal Christian behaviour.
Obedience is important. It demonstrates the value you place on your commander as well as on the command.
This world is a dark place, where people cannot see beyond the fog of corruption and obsession with their own selfish ambitions. But Jesus came to be the Light of the World.
True Christians understand more than they see.
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