by David Cawston

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Thinking as Christ
Series: Seven Pillars of Philippians
David Cawston
Philippians 2:5-11

Phil 2:5
5 “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:”(NIV)

The NIV version uses the word “Attitude” while the King James version uses “Mind”

One of the primary desires of every human being is to make a difference.
It is the need for significance!
It is the source of Pride
Look at the fall of man!

There were two trees in the garden!

1. Tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil.
Gen 2:16-17
16 And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;
17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die."(NIV)

2. Tree of Life.
Gen 3:22
22 And the LORD God said, "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever."(NIV)

Adam chose the tree of knowledge of Good and Evil because he desired to become like God!

Instead of finding his significance in God as an under ruler of the world he wanted to become like God!

Gen 3:5
5 "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."(NIV)

It is the source of bragging!

It is the source for independence!

False Pride is one of our major downfalls.

Prov 13:10
10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.(NIV)

Prov 16:18
18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.(NIV)

Prov 29:23
23 A man's pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.(NIV)

It is the setting of your mind that helps establish your attitudes!

If someone is always thinking how great they are they are obnoxious to be around!
They become the center of attention!
Their world is very small! It is only them!
Everybody serves them! ...

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