The Joy of Serving Others: Descending the Upward Staircase (Philippians 2:1–4) Dr. Bill Cook What Paul commands: “Make my joy complete: (2:2a) What God provides: Our blessings in Christ are the foundation for joyful service and unity (2:1) Encouragement versus Discouragement Comfort versus Distress Fellowship versus Loneliness Tender Compassion versus Harsh Indifference Serving others is a key to joyful living (2:2b–4). “Be like-minded” – headed in the same direction for the same reasons. Selfish ambition and vain conceit are mortal enemies to joyful unity. The antidote to selfish ambition and vain conceit is humility, consider others better than yourself.
The Joy of Serving Others: Descending the Upward Staircase (Philippians 2:1–4)
Dr. Bill Cook