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Joe Quatrone, Jr.

Phil 2.9Jesus illustrates the four characteristics of the person with the submissive mind. In Part 1, we saw the first two traits. Now, we will look at the last two virtues of the person with the submissive mind.

He Sacrifices (2:8)

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

Many people are willing to serve others if it does not cost them anything, but if there is a price to pay, they suddenly lose interest. Jesus “became obedient to death, even death on a cross.” His was not the death of a martyr, but the death of a Savior. He willingly laid down His life for the sins of the world.

Ministry that costs nothing accomplishes nothing. If there is to be any blessing, there must be some “bleeding.” At a religious festival…

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