If no one ever did anything from rivalry or conceit, the world would be a much better place. In this lab, John Piper shows us how the gospel makes us such people as we share the mind of Christ together.
Some questions to ask as you read and study Philippians 2:3:
- What does it look like to “do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit” (Philippians 2:3)?
- Do we have any examples of people who do something from selfish ambition or conceit so far in Philippians? How does Paul advice that we not be like them (Philippians 2:3)?
- What are things that you are tempted to do from rivalry or conceit? How can you count others more significant than yourself this week?
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Principle for Bible Reading
An author often seeks to emphasize what something is by stating what it is and what it is not. There is usually one idea being communicated by two different statements: one denies, and the other affirms. Negative/positive statements are often connected with “not,” “but,” or with no connecting word at all.