The Proper Mindset
I. In these verses, Paul focuses on the attitude which:
A. befits the saint.
B. matures the saint.
C. coheres the church.
D. best emulates Jesus Christ.
1. God's election concentrates on making saints to be like Christ. ROM 8:29
2. The ministry of the word is to form Christ in us. GAL 4:19
3. The saint's plea ought ever to be, "He must increase, but I must decrease." (JOH 3:30)
4. The characteristic of christ which is emphasized here is condescension.
a. condescend: "To come down voluntarily. 2. fig. To com...